Film & Discussion — Free
Thursday, August 27, 2009 7-9PM
North Asheville Library, 1030 Merrimon Ave.
Since the October 2001 invasion of Afghanistan, the U.S. has spent almost
$225 billion and coalition forces have lost more than 1300 troops. In just
the first six months of 2009, we killed more than 1,000 civilians. There
is no end in sight.
Why are we still there? Are the people of Afghanistan any better off? Have
women’s rights improved? Is the government stable? Are there better ways
to spend our tax dollars? Is our military presence effective?
Carnegie Endowment's Gilles Dorronsoro says:
"The mere presence of foreign soldiers fighting a war in Afghanistan is
probably the single most important factor in the Taliban's resurgence."
What do you say?
Join Veterans For Peace for a screening and discussion of Brave New Films’
documentary, “Rethink Afghanistan” (http://rethinkafghanistan.com/). This
full-length documentary about America’s escalating military involvement in
the country provides expert opinions as well as troubling images as it
answers many questions and raises others.
www.Veterans4Peace.org More info: (828) 626-2572
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