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Dear President Barack Obama, We, the undersigned people of conscience who respect international law and the sanctity of human life, urge you to take appropriate action towards peace and justice in the crisis facing the people of Afghanistan. We are concerned that the current violence and ongoing humanitarian crisis is further eroding America's image in Afghanistan. For this reason, a strong, balanced stance from you that is aimed at fostering an enduring peace is vital. We strongly condemn air strikes which cause civilian casualties, like the recent attacks in Western Afghanistan killing more than 140 civilians on May 5th. 2009. This must stop, and every diplomatic measure must be taken to end the ongoing conflict in Afghanistan. Mr. President, we look towards your leadership and direction for a change in the lives of the Afghan people. We appreciate the support the US is giving to help rebuild Afghanistan. However, the lives of innocent Afghans being killed must end. We hold you in a different light than that of your predecessor and expect more caution when it comes to the lives of innocent Afghans. We therefore call on you to demonstrate your commitment to changing our nation's current policy towards Afghanistan by pursuing peace and justice for the Afghan people. We are committed to helping advice the current administration in constructive and balanced policies towards Afghanistan. God Bless! cc: Madame Speaker Nancy Pelosi Speaker, US House of Representatives Sec. Robert Gates Defense Secretary Dept. of Defense Senator John F. Kerry Chairman, US Senate Foreign Relations Committee


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