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Posted by on Oct 6, 2009 in International, War | 15 comments

Quote of the Day

Chris van Hollen (D-MD) on Republicans pressuring Pres. Obama to make a decision about whether to send 40,000 more troops to Afghanistan:

… Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), a member of the House leadership team, on Monday said there is no reason to rush a decision.

“We’ve been in Afghanistan for eight years. We can take a little more time,” Van Hollen said. “It’s more important to get it right.”

Finally! Someone in Congress stands up to this offensive notion that a few weeks is too long to take to decide if we should escalate a war we’ve been in for the former President’s entire term in office!