Jerry McNerney meeting with constituents Monday in Dublin
Original post made by CA-11 voter, Dublin, on Mar 18, 2011
You can ask Jerry McNerney why he is calling for a pullout in Afghanistan, he tweeted today "We can't afford to keep spending billions on an endless war. It's time for the brave men and women who are serving our country to come home"
after campaigning for re-election lass than 6 months ago with this message
Since day one, I've been committed to strong oversight of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to make sure that our troops have the resources they need and good plans for success.
I also visited Afghanistan last year on a bipartisan fact finding mission. The stakes in Afghanistan are high, and I believe we have a clear interest in making sure that al-Qaeda can never again use Afghanistan as a safe haven. When I visited Afghanistan, I was impressed by the dedication and courage of American troops, but I know they face serious challenges. For our mission to be successful, we must do a better job reducing corruption by Afghan officials and developing a clear strategy that can result in a stable Afghan government. Web Link