Tag Archives: Afghanistan

Senators to Obama: Get out of Afghanistan (Politico)

March 7, 2012

By Mike Zapler Some two dozen senators are trying to keep the heat on President Barack Obama to get out of Afghanistan. Twenty-one Democratic senators — along with Independent Bernie Sanders of Vermont and two Republicans — used the debate of a transportation bill this week to point out that the American highway system could […]

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War-Weary Republicans Rebuke Romney On Afghanistan (HuffPost Politics)

December 1, 2011

By Robert Naiman On Wednesday night, the Senate adopted by voice vote an amendment introduced by Oregon Democrat Jeff Merkley calling on President Obama to speed up U.S. military withdrawal from Afghanistan. This was a watershed event towards ending the war. The previous high water mark of Senators calling for expedited withdrawal was 27; the […]

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Sen. Merkley’s Harm Reduction Plan for Afghanistan Would Save Lives and Billions (HuffPost Politics)

November 21, 2011

By Robert Naiman If Senator Jeff Merkley’s “expedite the drawdown from Afghanistan” amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act makes a strong showing, that could tip the Obama administration towards a faster drawdown. That would likely save hundreds of American and Afghan lives — not to mention all the people who wouldn’t be physically and […]

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