Thursday, May 5, 2011

Declare Victory and Go Home

Conservative Republican Rep. Walter Jones of North Carolina:
"I hope, after taking out bin Laden, that maybe President Obama will feel better about bringing our troops home," Jones said in an interview Monday evening, while complimenting the president and the military for a job well done.

"If bin Laden was the leader of al Qaeda, well we took the leader out. And there are so few al Qaeda in Afghanistan, their presence is so limited," added Jones, a vocal opponent of the Afghan occupation. "We could declare victory today. We have eliminated the leader of al Qaeda, bin Laden. He's now dead. So let's declare victory and start bringing our troops home."
I've favored leaving Afghanistan long before Bin Laden was killed, but you'd have to think this would give momentum to those opposing our presence there.

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