The text of the petition is below:
The war in Afghanistan costs thousands of lives and trillions of dollars in defense of a corrupt and unpopular regime, one that is entirely dependent on Western troops and aid.
The war has inflamed Muslim opinion and failed to make Europe or the United States safer. Morality is undermined by recent NATO claims of no “confirmed” civilian casualties.
We, the undersigned, as peace advocates from NATO countries, call on the US government and NATO to accelerate the withdrawal of all Western troops from Afghanistan, and announce a diplomatic offensive at the Chicago Summit of May 18-20.
NATO must accept a power-sharing arrangement and diplomacy with nations in the region including Pakistan, India, Iran, Turkey, and China.