Senator Kit Bond (R-Missouri) is again asking the Obama administration to quit dragging its feet on the war effort in Afghanistan.
General Stanley McChrystal has asked President Obama to send additional troops to the war front. Obama, who supported the plan at the beginning, has been reconsidering whether to approve sending additional troops.
Bond says the clock is ticking and the longer the U-S holds out, more troops are getting killed and the Taliban strengthens their grip on the Middle East … and America.
He says the longer the U.S. holds out, more troops are getting killed and the Taliban strengthens their grip on the Middle East … and America.
Bond is the ranking Republican on the Senate Intelligence Committee. There are 68,000 troops in Afghanistan … he says we need another 40,000.
Bond says yes, it would cost more money to send more troops, but the cost of not doing anything is so great, the U.S. can’t afford it.
Obama has said he will not make a decision until the Nov. 7 Afghan runoff election is resolved.
General McChrystal has indicated that unless more troops are sent, the war could end in defeat for the U.S. within the next year.
Critics say there might not be an additional 40 thousand troops to send, but Bond says soldiers can be “reallocated” to ensure reserves aren’t tapped if the war effort is stepped up.