Wed. Oct 28th: Afghanistan discussion with Bill McNulty

October 25, 2009 at 9:39 pm Leave a comment

Afghanistan: A Road To Another Iraq?

Wednesday, October 28th
at 7:30 PM
Massapequa Public Library/ The 40 Harbor Lane location in Massapequa Park
Free admission. Open to the public.

Showing the final segments of Robert Greenwald’s timely and exciting DVD
“Rethink Afghanistan”

Featured speaker:
BILL McNULTY,
Prominent Speaker, Radio Broadcaster and Social Activist

Bill McNulty will be moderator after the showing and will invite the audience to a group discussion with comments and questions

Vietnam – 7 years, Iraq– 8 years and counting, Afghanistan – 8 years and counting,  how many more?

Can our Nobel Prize Winning President end this?

There is a great fear that, despite some reasonable doubts, the Afghan war will turn into another Iraq.  Joseph Stiglitz, IMF ex-chief economist, tallied that the cost of the Iraq War will total $3 trillion; Jeremy Scahill of The Nation states that  the Afghani War will cost $½ trillion  in a few years, and zillions more the longer it lasts.  All these big bucks are needed to give jobs for people at home, end foreclosures and provide universal health care.

If U.S. drops Afghan military anti-Taliban plans which might take many years, with an uncertain outcome,  many deaths  of GIs and Afghan civilians could be avoided. We could use limited special forces to pursue Al Qaeda terrorists and win our goal with minimal losses. We and the UN  can use diplomacy with the Afghanis, help them overcome poverty and develop socially and politically.

Free Admission –  Coffee and things will be served from 7:15 to 9 PM

Co-sponsors: L. I. Alliance for Peaceful Alternatives, L. I. Progressive Coalition, Pax Christi, Peacesmiths, Veterans for Peace, L:. I. School of the America’s Watch

For Information and Directions call, in Nassau County:  795-1085  or 799-4088

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