"After 8 years, he is getting a sinking feeling that we are getting in deeper and deeper into Afghan without any idea how we are going to get out," said Michael Mershon, a spokesman for McGovern. "He feels very strongly that no matter who the president is, or whether he has a 'D' or an 'R' next to his name, if you believe our military efforts need to have a clearly defined strategy, then that's what you have to fight for."A number of representatives, a bipartisan coalition of over 70 - and rising - congresspersons, rushed to support McGovern's bill. With yesterday's Perriello money quote in mind, it is no surprise to see our Congressman signed on as a co-sponsor to this bill.
Friday, May 15, 2009
An Exit Strategy for Afghanistan?
Congressman James McGovern of Massachusetts, unable to stop the wartime supplemental passed yesterday, offered legislation that would require the Obama Administration to outline a definitive exit strategy for Afghanistan by the end of the year (text here). Saith McGovern's spokesperson: