Bring Our Troops Home is dedicated to ending American involvement in endless wars in the Middle East and bringing our troops home. Further, we are committed to advocating for a change in U.S. foreign policy that does not automatically default to military intervention. And finally, we insist that the Constitution of the United States be respected and enforced, requiring a formal Declaration of War by Congress — as mandated by Article I of the Constitution — before U.S. military forces may be legitimately deployed.
To achieve these goals, BringOurTroopsHome.US will focus overwhelming public support for these ideals on elected officials in Washington, D.C., using all proper levers at our disposal to accomplish our mission, including legislation, political action, and public education.
“It’s time for us to get out of these ridiculous endless wars, many of them tribal, and bring our soldiers home.
We were supposed to be in Syria for 30 days. We’ve now been there for ten years. We were supposed to be in Afghanistan for a short period of time. We’re now going to be there close to 19 years. It’s time to bring them home.
We’re not fighting, we’re policing. The U.S. has spent $8 trillion in the Middle East, we’ve lost thousands of brave soldiers, and tens of thousands of terribly wounded people. We’re going to bring our soldiers back home.
Thanks to their bravery, we’re now able to pursue a political solution to this long, bloody conflict. After two decades of war, the hour has come to at least try for peace. It’s time to give our brave warriors a warm welcome home.”
President Trump, State of the Union Address 2019, Twitter 10/9, Minneapolis rally 10/10/19
“Sixty-three million Americans voted to send President Donald Trump to the White House.
And one of the core messages of that campaign, that I was a part of, was that we wanted to bring an end to endless wars, that we wanted to bring our troops home.”
Vice President Mike Pence, The Ingraham Angle, Fox News, Oct. 22, 2019
“I agree with you,” Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Jim Risch, R-Idaho, said at a Boise Chamber forum in response to a question from Afghanistan veteran Dan McKnight, founder of BringOurTroopsHome.US.
“Let me tell you why I share your feelings,” Chairman Risch said, recounting America’s success at building viable democracies in post-war Germany, Japan, and South Korea. “We’ve been at this now for over two decades, trying to replicate that success in the Middle East, and what do we have to show for it? A goose egg.”
“If you’re going to give somebody a gift of democracy, a free market system, human rights, of basic rights stated in our Bill of Rights and Constitution, they’ve got to want it,” Risch said, “and if they don’t want it, it doesn’t matter how much you shovel at them, it isn’t going to happen.”
“We’ve spent $2 trillion in Afghanistan, and we’ve shed lots of American blood there. I’m with you,” Risch assured McKnight. “I am through trying to do nation-building with countries that don’t want it. They’ve got to show some type of appreciation, some type of embracement of it, and they simply don’t.”
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“The reason a lot of people in this country don’t think about our foreign policy and the impact of it is because they don’t know, perhaps, that we still have soldiers, we still have troops who are deploying.”
These are men and women, of all ages, who are willing to put their lives on the line for our country — incredible, incredible people who are putting service above self.
They are why it’s so important, so critical that we honor their service, that we honor their great sacrifice, by making sure that they are only sent on missions that serve the interests of the American people, that keep us safe, and that we end these regime change wars that have proven so costly in so many ways.
I will do everything I possibly can to bring them home as safely and quickly as possible, to bring about this change in our foreign policy so that our troops are not continuously sent off to fight in these regime change wars, that the missions they are sent on are truly worthy of the great sacrifices they and their families are making.”
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, Iraq War veteran and Democratic candidate for President