Manzullo Supportive of Obama Afghan Proposal

The following press release arrived last night after I had moved onto other things:

Manzullo Responds to President’s Address on Afghanistan

[WASHINGTON]  Congressman Don Manzullo (R-Egan) tonight issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s address to the nation on the War in Afghanistan:

“President Obama tonight gave Americans a frank assessment of our challenges in Afghanistan. His plan to send 30,000 additional troops to Afghanistan comes at a critical time in America’s war against the terrorists. 

“We cannot let Afghanistan become a haven for terrorists again.

“I look forward to hearing more in detail from the Administration about this new strategy. As a senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, I will be briefed in more detail tomorrow by Secretary of State Clinton, Secretary of Defense Gates, and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Mullen, who will all testify in front of our committee.

“As always, my first concern is with our brave fighting men and women who are overseas risking their lives each day to protect our families and our freedoms back home. Our prayers are with them and their families – as well as those heroes who paid the ultimate price – as they carry on their mission to defend the United States of America.  I will review the President’s plan with them in mind.”


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