Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Time For A New Afghan War Strategy?
Mr. President, major kudos for taking out Osama, the self-confirmed mass-murderer of innocent people on African, European, Asian and American soil.
Now that we have tangible evidence on the roles of intelligence, drone surveillance and special-op troops, it's time to rethink our footprint in Afghanistan.
Is it necessary, for our security, to have 100,000 troops - in harms way - to effectively fight terrorism?
Is it prudent, in the era of budget cuts, to continue to spend 10,000,000,000 (that's ten billion) dollars a month in this war effort?
Mr. President, it's time to reconsider the Afghan war strategy advocated by VP Joe Biden - to scale back American forces and focus more on rooting out Al Qaeda there and in Pakistan.