Obama and Afghanistan
Original post made by Annon, Another Pleasanton neighborhood, on Sep 27, 2009
I certainly understand that ANY Tax Funds Spent what so ever was A Huge NO NO nad that Republicans were upset over SPENDING?
As I have taken the position before, it seems that Republicans only get upset over spending in OUR Country, but fully support the "war on terror"?
Republican Senators Urge Obama to Add Troops in Afghanistan
By Daniel Whitten
Sept. 27 (Bloomberg) -- Two top Republican senators urged President Barack Obama to send as many as 40,000 additional troops to Afghanistan to prevent the Taliban and al-Qaeda from gaining the upper hand there.
"I'm very hopeful that the president will make the right decision, which is to commit the necessary troops," Senator John McCain, the senior Republican on the Armed Services Committee, said today on ABC's "This Week." "A half-measure does not do justice. And time is important, because there's 68,000 Americans already there and casualties will go up."
Another member of the committee, Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, said the U.S. risks losing the fight without sufficient forces in place.
"We will be driven out. The Taliban will come back stronger than they were before. The moderates in Afghanistan will go back in hiding or get killed. NATO will be seen as a failure," he said on CBS's "Face the Nation".
Obama, who ordered 17,000 additional combat troops sent to Afghanistan earlier this year, is reviewing U.S. strategy in the conflict. The Washington Post reported last week that the top U.S. commander in the country, General Stanley McChrystal, submitted a classified assessment that 10,000 to 40,000 more troops would be needed to carry out a counterinsurgency mission.