“America cannot afford an endless war in Afghanistan. After nearly a decade at war, with still no equal commitment from the Karzai government, and after all the lives we’ve sacrificed and the billions we’ve spent on this war, it’s time to start bringing our troops home. It’s time to put the future and security of Afghanistan in the hands of its own leaders, and focus America’s national security on the emerging and more imminent threats from al Qaeda in other regions.”
– Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) on calling for passage of the Safe and Responsible Redeployment of United States Combat Forces from Afghanistan Act
I think we should add some kind of statement that, Al Qaeda or not, we don’t get into another national civil war of any kind.
- NATO Looking To Consolidate Gains In Afghanistan (epiloguepress.wordpress.com)
- Mixed Signals About Troop Withdrawal From Afghanistan (lezgetreal.com)
- Afghan president warns Obama about civilian deaths (msnbc.msn.com)
- No News Is Good News In Afghanistan (usnews.com)
- Letter: The War in Afghanistan (nytimes.com)
- Al Qaeda Left Afghanistan, So Why Hasn’t NATO? (anthonylaurence.wordpress.com)
- Blockbuster Report Blasts AfPak Strategy (thedailybeast.com)
There’s more to this AP article at HuffPo:
- “Homeland Security wants to end color-coded terror alerts” and related posts (securitylawbrief.com)
- You: Terror alert system is on its way out (latimes.com)
- Homeland Security Drops Color-Coded Terror Alerts (news.slashdot.org)
Roughly 24 hours after attending Anderson’s anti-Obama sermon, Broughton made national headlines when he showed up heavily armed to an Obama event in Phoenix.
The Secret Service says they’re aware of the latest out of Arizona and “appropriate follow up will be conducted.”