Foreign Policy: Afghanistan


I have opposed the War in Afghanistan from the start. As a delegate to the 2018 California Democratic Convention, I successfully offered an amendment to the party’s platform calling for “ending air strikes in Afghanistan, … a timetable for the withdrawal of all American military forces and military contractors” and opposing “further appropriations for such operations except those necessary for safe and orderly withdrawal of our troops” – described in my article “California Democrats call for an end to seemingly endless Afghanistan War.”

My most recent article on the war is “What’s the right way to end the Afghanistan War? Leave.” There have been many others, including:

“The Afghanistan War and the California Senate Race” May 24, 2018

“If You Hate Donald Trump, Hate this War, Too” August 24, 2017

“Vote For the War Criminal -It’s Important!” September 15, 2012

“A Place For the Afghanistan War in This Election?” June 1, 2012

“People Who Fly Drones Shouldn’t Throw Stones” February 29, 2012

“A Little More American Raj in Afghanistan?” July 25, 2011

“Out Now At Last, Mr. President?” May 2, 2011

“Why Are We in Afghanistan Still?” December 7, 2010

“Go Tell Osama Bin Laden?” July 3, 2010

“Thank You, General McCrystal” June 25, 2010

“The Crime of Silence” April 4, 2010

“The Death Penalty For Killing Innocent Civilians” March 3, 2010

“But Afghanistan is More Complicated than Vietnam” December 23, 2009

“Thoughts On the Eve of the Nobel Peace Prize Winner’s Second Escalation Address”November 30, 2009

“Where Were the Anti-War Demonstrators?” November 2, 2009

“A Tough Week For the Anti-War Movement” October 15, 2009

“A Fitting Tribute to the Victims of September 11” September 11, 2009

“The U.S. Takes the Russian Route to Afghanistan” July 7, 2009

“Make the Afghanistan War Supporters Hear Us – At the Polls” May 28, 2009

“Why Are We In Afghanistan?” May 19, 2009

“Making Ourselves Make Him Do It?” March 24, 2009

“Obama’s War” February 24, 2009