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Biggs, Massie Call for Immediate Withdrawal of All U.S. Military Personnel from Afghanistan and Iraq

July 8, 2020
Press Release

GILBERT, ARIZONA – This week, Congressman Andy Biggs and Congressman Thomas Massie sent a letter to President Donald Trump, requesting that he immediately withdraw all U.S. military personnel from Afghanistan and Iraq.

Read the text of the letter below:

July 7, 2020

President Donald J. Trump
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC

Dear Mr. President:

Thank you for leadership and effort to bring our troops home and end the endless wars. We, the undersigned, respectfully request you immediately withdraw all U.S. military personnel from Afghanistan and Iraq.

Throughout your entire Presidency, you have worked tirelessly to Make America Great Again.  We are confident you will repeat this feat again after this pandemic. However, the United States will not remain a great power for long if we stay engaged in perpetual warfare in Iraq and Afghanistan.  History is replete with examples of nations that are a shadow of themselves after lengthy and ill-fated military campaigns—just look at the United Kingdom and France.

You will be best served if you listen to your gut instincts on this momentous decision. We urge you to ignore any “wisdom” from the bi-partisan cabal of phony experts in the administrative state that have bungled both military and diplomatic campaigns since their start in 2001 and 2003 respectively.

Iraq and Afghanistan do not possess any weapons that can reach the continental United States.  Moreover, neither nation is vital to the national security of the United States. Finally, neither nation is worth one more Gold Star family. 

The American people have paid dearly in both blood and treasure for past mistakes. We will stand solidly in your corner when you decide to bring our forces home. Thank you so very much for your consideration.


Andy Biggs                                                                            
Member of Congress

Thomas Massie
Member of Congress