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:
"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.

1 comment:

Teri said...

I am in another state that just loaded up some men to go over there. It was sad. We all cried.

I don't know what the solution is, but I'm tired of burying our kids, fathers, husbands, etc.....

It is said that the definition of insanity is to do the same thing over and over, and expect a different result...

Thanks Drew.