Obama’s New Afghanistan Plan: 5 Predictions
When President Barack Obama announces his plan for the increasingly unpopular Afghanistan war will there be enough of something in it to please everyone or at least a majority of Americans? Or will it leave every one unhappy? Five predictions HERE.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he’d support the troop drawdown if General Petraeus does:
Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell says he will probably support the plan, expected from the White House Wednesday evening, to reduce the number of US troops in Afghanistan – if the reduction is approved by General David Petraeus, commander of American forces in the country.
“I am assuming that what he is going to say tonight, General Petraeus approves of,” McConnell said Wednesday, at a breakfast for reporters hosted by the Monitor.
“If he does, then I would be comforted that this is a reduction that would not endanger the mission that has been going on for the last year and a half – which I support – which I think has made a positive difference, particularly in southern Afghanistan.”
Go to the link to see a video of his talk with the Christian Science Monitor.