Friday, September 15, 2006

John Kerry Addresses Administration’s “Cut and Run Policy” on Afghanistan

Today, with Afghanistan in major jeopardy, John Kerry calls for 5,000 more American troops to be sent to Afghanistan. Kerry offered his plan to address the rapidly deteriorating situation in Afghanistan in a speech at Howard University in Washington, DC. A day after NATO refused to send more troops to Afghanistan, Kerry proposed that the United States lead by example on Afghanistan by sending 5,000 troops there immediately.

On th eAfghanistan front, ThinkProgress has reported today that "Weekly Standard editor Fred Barnes appeared on Fox this morning to discuss his recent meeting with President Bush in the Oval Office."

The key takeaway for Barnes was that “bin Laden doesn’t fit with the administration’s strategy for combating terrorism.” Barnes said that Bush told him capturing bin Laden is “not a top priority use of American resources.”

Read Kerry's remarks as prepared for delivery here and his blog post on the Dem Daily, "Not A Forgotten War."


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