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|US Troops Say: "We Want Out"|
|Date||Friday March 07|
|Time||12:00 PM - 1:30 PM|
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Ceasar Chavez Student Center
San Francisco State University
1600 Holloway Ave at 19th Ave
San Francisco, CA
|Organizer/Author||Students Against War|
|sfsu [at] campusantiwar.net|
Campus Antiwar Network presents Phil Aliff of Iraq Veterans Against the WarAdded to the calendar on Tuesday Feb 26th, 2008 8:36 AM
According to a Zogby International/Le Moyne College poll taken in February 2006 of troops stationed in Iraq, 72% said the US should withdrawal in 12 months. Of that, 29% thought the US should leave immediately. One year after this poll was taken, a campaign called the Appeal for Redress got signatures of almost 2,000 active duty Iraq soldiers stating that, "As a patriotic American proud to serve the nation in uniform, I respectfully urge my political leaders in Congress to support the prompt withdrawal of all American military forces and bases from Iraq"
It has been two years since the Zogby poll and troop levels in Iraq have only gone up. This has meant that already exhausted troops have had to go on their, third… fourth… sometimes fifth tours of duty. On top of that returning soldiers do not have the health care they need and deserve. Veterans hospitals are in a state of utter decay.
SFSU Students Against War, (a chapter of the national Campus Antiwar Network) is proud to present Phil Aliff of Iraq Veterans Against the War. He is an Iraq war veteran who served in 2005 and 2006 near Fallujah and Baghgad, recently discharged from the 10th Mountain Division of the Army. He is member of the board of directors of Iraq Veterans Against the War.