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Democratic Opposition to the War in Afghanistan Grows Louder

 

Congressional Democrats are growing louder in their opposition to what has now become the longest war in US history. Rep. Norm Dicks (D-WA), the top House Democrat on defense and appropriations and a previous supporter of the “surge” in Afghanistan, is now calling for an accelerated drawdown from Afghanistan. In the Senate, Max Baucus (D-MT) has gone even further calling for the complete withdrawal of combat troops by the end of 2012. These strong calls for a change of course in Afghanistan are part of growing Congressional opposition to the war as the President continues to analyze the scale of his planned July drawdown of forces. 
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Top Democrat Norm Dicks becomes war critic
Max Baucus Calls For A ‘Change Of Course’ In Afghanistan: Withdraw Troops By End Of 2012

Congressional Democrats are growing louder in their opposition to what has now become the longest war in US history. Rep. Norm Dicks (D-WA), the top House Democrat on defense and appropriations and a previous supporter of the “surge” in Afghanistan, is now calling for an accelerated drawdown of military forces. In the Senate, Max Baucus (D-MT) has gone even further calling for the complete withdrawal of combat troops by the end of 2012. As the President continues to evaluate the scope of his planned July drawdown, these Congressional leaders are joining a growing chorus of voices calling for the President to live up to his promise of an “accelerated transition” out of Afghanistan. 

 

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Top Democrat Norm Dicks becomes war critic

Max Baucus Calls For A ‘Change Of Course’ In Afghanistan: Withdraw Troops By End Of 2012

 

 

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