Here we go...AGAIN! And again. And again. And again!
Nearly two dozen House liberals have signed onto a bill introduced this past week that would prohibit an increase of troops in Afghanistan.
A bill introduced by Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) on Thursday would bar funding to increase the troop level in Afghanistan beyond its current level.
Lee and 21 lawmakers -- largely from the liberal Congressional Progressive Caucus -- introduced the bill, H.R. 3699 on Thursday.
The legislation comes as President Barack Obama and leaders in Congress weigh a request from Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the commander of troops in Afghanistan, for as many as 40,000 new troops to bolster the eight-year-long military engagement in the region.
“History tells us that there will not be a military-first solution to the situation in Afghanistan," Lee told the Redding News Review. “Open-ended military intervention in Afghanistan is not in our national security interest and will only continue to give resonance to insurgent recruiters painting pictures of foreign occupation to a new generation." [...]
SEND IN THE WIMPLOMATS! SEND IN THE WIMPLOMATS!
SEND IN THE TROOPS GENERAL McCHRYSTAL SAYS WE NEED! This "Bill" sounds an aweful like the procedures under President Bush and THAT failed. Wasn't it Gibbles and Bits that said that leaving Afghanistan wasn't an issue?
Yes, it was?
RCP: Gibbs: Leaving Afghanistan Not An "Option"
AP: The White House said Monday that President Barack Obama is not considering a strategy for Afghanistan that would withdraw U.S. troops from the eroding war there.
White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said that walking away isn't a viable option to deal with a war that is about to enter its ninth year.
"I don't think we have the option to leave. That's quite clear," Gibbs said.
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