1,500 reasons to end the Afghanistan war

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May 26, 2011
The Nation Blog
by Peter Rothberg  
Posted in Commentary, PND Commentary

"As my colleague George Zornick reports from Congress, in a surprisingly close contest today, the House rejected an amendment sponsored by Rep. Jim McGovern (D-MA) which called for a withdrawal plan from Afghanistan, preferably one that outlines an 'aggressive' drawdown of troops. It lost by only 11 votes, 215-204. Nonetheless, the vote is the strongest yet for McGovern’s exit initiative and sends a united Democratic message to the president and people that momentum may finally be shifting toward some sort of organized withdrawal plan." (05/26/11)


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