John Kerry: More Troops To Afghanistan Would Be Irresponsible
Senator John Kerry, speaking from Kabul, says without reform efforts in place and some sense of what’s happening governmentally, more troops to Afghanistan at this point doesn’t make sense.
Kerry is not promoting sending more troops now. That would be irresponsible, he said, when Afghanistan’s election is not yet finished.
“I don’t see how President Obama can make a decision about the committing of our additional forces or even the further fulfillment of our mission that’s here today without an adequate government in place or knowledge about what that government’s going to be,” he said.
Kerry taped interviews from Afghanistan for “State of the Union” and “Face the Nation,” and was supportive of how President Obama is approaching the issue.
“I think this is being approached in an entirely responsible way,” he said. “General McChrystal told me that even if the commander in chief made the decision tomorrow to put those troops in here, many of them wouldn’t even begin to start to flow here until next year because that’s the way it works.”
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