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No, MoveOn has not resumed an antiwar stance (actually, they never had one). This bill is not an antiwar bill. The McGovern bill is feel-good type legislation that actually doesn't do anything meaningful. This is a typical tactic by MoveOn to seem antiwar without any substance.

An exit strategy could be to stay until we "win" (impossible). It could be to stay ten years. It could be anything. And of course, a "strategy" would not be binding.

What we need is an exit from Afghanistan, not an exit strategy. We need to expose the faux peace organizations like MoveOn and FCNL that are trying to get us to work for meaningless legislation that could keep us in Afghanistan a long time instead of for an end to war.

Bill Samuel

Silver Spring, MD

Jun 23 2009 - 1:50pm