|Braley Statement on President Obama’s Afghanistan Speech|
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|Written by Alexandra Krasov|
|Friday, 24 June 2011 12:23|
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Bruce Braley (IA-01) released the following statement on President Obama’s Afghanistan speech:
"Last night, the President laid out his vision for withdrawal from Afghanistan. I don’t agree with his plan. It’s time for our troops to start coming home now – and to be out of Afghanistan fully by the end of this year. Afghan security forces must be able stand up and take control of their country, Bin Laden is gone and America simply can’t afford this war anymore. We’ve spent a decade in Afghanistan, and our country has paid tremendous costs: the lives of our young men and women, the sacrifice of our military families and the crippling budget deficits that will burden our children and grandchildren. It’s time for our brave troops to come home."
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