Barney Frank: Bin Laden Death “Strengthens The Case” To Leave Afghanistan
Congressman Barney Frank spoke with Think Progress today and made the case that the end of bin Laden should also mean the end of our involvement in Afghanistan. He supported the war originally as an attempt to get bin Laden.
Look, part of the argument against this reduction is that it was reputational, for staying in Afghanistan. ‘We can’t look like America was driven out.’ ‘We can’t go away with our tail between our legs.’ All of those metaphors. Well, we just killed Osama bin Laden, and I think that takes a lot of the pressure away — a lot of the punch away from the argument that ‘oh, it will look like we walked away.’”Click here for reuse options!
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