The Council for a Livable World, with a cover letter from Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley, today delivered a petition signed by 12,357 people urging “significant troop withdrawal beginning July of no less than 30,000 troops.”
Senator Merkley stated:
“As Commander in Chief, you have the heavy responsibility of choosing the path forward that will protect our national security and economic future. I hope that as you weigh that decision, you will consider the views of these concerned citizens who are deeply committed to those same objectives,” writes Merkley in his letter that will be submitted alongside the petition.
President Obama is scheduled to announce his troop withdrawal plan on Wednesday evening, June 22. Council for a Livable World will analyze and comment on this important address.