April 10, 2009

War Spending

Woolsey, co-chair of the Progressive Caucus, had said in an earlier interview that she can't support raising troop levels. She came out today with this statement:

"As currently proposed this funding will do two things -- it will prolong our occupation of Iraq through at least the end of 2011, and it will deepen and expand our military presence in Afghanistan indefinitely. I cannot support either of these scenarios. Instead of attempting to find military solutions to the problems we face in Iraq and Afghanistan, President Obama must fundamentally change the mission in both countries to focus on promoting reconciliation, economic development, humanitarian aid, and regional diplomatic efforts."
-thanks to SFGate 
graph from Wall Street Journal

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