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Yes, Conservative Vets Want Out of Afghanistan, Too

•, Kelley Beaucar Vlahos

For too long the pro-war Blob has kept America divided over matters of war by using our veterans as a wedge. If you support vets, you must support the war policy. If you criticize the war, then you disrespect those who are fighting it. It is a shopworn tactic, but that doesn't mean it hasn't been effective.

For years, TAC has been arguing that the best thing we could do for servicemembers and veterans is to keep them out of useless wars of choice to begin with. That is why it is so important that Right-leaning veterans' advocates like Concerned Veterans for America are taking this message out to the people, in particular, to Americans who are truly affected.

From Bryan Bender at Politico today:

The appeal organized by Concerned Veterans for America — "Tell Washington it's time to bring our troops home!" — marks a new and more aggressive effort to roust voters in both parties to demand an end to the United States' longest war, which has killed nearly 2,400 U.S. troops since 2001, including two more who died in a blast last weekend.