Congratulations on being re-elected. This is Veterans Day and I am a Veteran. I am petitioning you, as you have requested, on this day to order the removal of all 68,000 active duty military from Afghanistan. I know it will take a while, but it is possible to accomplish that mission before January 20th, 2013 when you are sworn into office for your second term.
"Green on Blue" murders of our troops by Afghan military in training can be ended if training takes place outside of Afghanistan - but still in the Middle East. But the better solution is this:
Bring those still in Afghanistan home NOW . . . It's long past time.
The lives of our troops are worth just as much as those of the Afghanistan troops. We have spent a decade plus trying to make an ancient population change their concept of nationhood to conform with ours. It did not work. It's not going to.