GOP Cut-and-Runner Wants Troops Home Now From Afghanistan
Saying it’s time for Republicans to do more than “take pot shots at ACORN,” freshman Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz will call on President Barack Obama on Monday to bring U.S. troops home from Afghanistan.
Chaffetz’s push for a troop withdrawal — to be unveiled in a speech at the Hinckley Institute of Politics in Salt Lake City — runs counter to the position of House Minority Leader John Boehner of Ohio and other leading Republicans in Congress. But it also reflects the divisions within the conference about the question of Afghanistan. Chaffetz told POLITICO the issue “has been probably the most difficult one as a freshman in the minority.”
“So much of this is easy, black and white, but Afghanistan is very different and very difficult,” he said.
Chaffetz said he thinks he will “suffer” for the decision and that it would be safer for him politically to stay the course he’s been on.
More… NC Cop added:
No doubt he will also unveil his plan to deal with the Taliban/Al Qaeda once we leave and they re-establish control over Afghanistan, right?
Why is it so difficult for some people to understand the danger of this? Was 9/11 not enough? What has to happen to make people want to finish the fight in Afghanistan?
Michael Moore agrees with Chaffetz anyway.