Monday, September 7, 2009

Afghanistan dissent growing?

"Key Senate Democrats signaled Friday that any push by President Barack Obama to send more troops to Afghanistan is likely to hit resistance in Congress, deepening a growing political divide on the war even within his own party. Speaking on a day when a U.S. jet bombed tanker trucks hijacked by the Taliban killing 70 people, including some civilians, Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin, D-Mich., said the U.S. must focus more on building the Afghan security forces. His cautionary stance was echoed by Sen. Jack Reed, who is also on the committee and spent two days in Afghanistan this week with Levin."

How long will Obama continue to follow a policy applauded by those who will never vote to re-elect him, and opposed by his core "anti war" base? In case you forgot, the senators mentioned were on Obama's vice presidential short list.

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