|Sent on:||Sunday, March 15, 2009 12:30 AM|
this can also be downloaded from the top of http://jobsforafg... please forward these attachments to your congress members. Peaceful solution to Afghanistan. first slides: The Jobs for Afghans Solution for Winning the War in Afghanistan ���The problem with US policy in is that it has been a man trying to walk on one leg. The military side must complement the economic side, and the latter has been completely missing.��� - Ralph Lopez, Founder, Jobs for Afghans ---------- Coming Up: Congress must pass an Afghan "Emergency Works" program before the Spring offensive Large-scale hiring for infrastructure trench-line project Military focus on protecting work crews, not chasing Taliban The Goal is to provide breathing space for the informal economy to develop, build goodwill, and exit soon. ------------ Joe Biden said in Brussels on March 11, 2009 : "Roughly 70 percent [of Taliban] are involved because of the money, because they are getting paid." Biden said this 70 percent of Taliban may be persuaded to lay down arms. -------- There is still no concrete proposal from the Obama administration to address this driver of the war: 40 percent unemployment. Taliban is employer of last resort, pays good wage by country standards ($8 per day.) SEE WHOLE SLIDE SHOW!! http://jobsforafg...
This email message originally included an attachment.