Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America

JWV Condemns President Karzai’s Decision to Free Suspected Taliban Prisoners

Winter 2014

Washington, DC – The Jewish War Veterans of the USA (JWV) vehemently condemns Afghan President Hamid Karzai's decision to release 65 suspected Taliban militants from prison this week.

Despite vocal protests from the U.S. military, which rightly expressed concerns that many of these men will return to the battlefield after their release, Karzai and his government moved forward with this release. Karzai's defiant decision underscores how poisonous the situation in Afghanistan has become for U.S. troops.

The United States should not be held to the whims of the Afghan government. U.S. troops and support should move up their deadline to withdraw from the region to May 1, 2014.

About Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America
Founded in 1896, the Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America is one of oldest active veterans’ organizations in America. JWV is dedicated to upholding America’s democratic traditions and fighting bigotry, prejudice, injustice, and discrimination of all kinds. As a national organization, JWV represents the voice of America’s Jewish veterans on issues related to veterans’ benefits, foreign policy, and national security. JWV also commits itself to the assistance of oppressed Jews worldwide.

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