Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell thinks that 10,000 U.S. troops should remain in Afghanistan

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Registered: 05-29-2012
Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell thinks that 10,000 U.S. troops should remain in Afghanistan
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Mon, 01-14-2013 - 3:10pm

from Reuters: The Obama administration has been considering a residual force of between 3,000 and 9,000 troops - far fewer than some U.S. commanders propose. Republicans had cautioned the administration against allowing anything other than conditions on the ground and security concerns to dictate the pace of the U.S. withdrawal.

Do you think we need to leave that many troops there?

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Registered: 10-17-2012

Leaving a token force only endangers our troops and emboldens our enemies.  Obama has already snatched defeat from the jaws of victory, so it's only appropriate that he not place our troops in harm's way any longer than absolutely necessary.