- Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Monday praised the Obama administration’s early decisions in Iraq and Afghanistan as “hardly distinguishable” from that of President Bush.
“We’re on the right track in both places,” said McConnell, who was returning from his first visit to Iraq in three years. The Republican leader said Obama’s February announcement of an August 2010 pullout date for most U.S. troops in Iraq was a wise reversal of his campaign pledge of a quicker withdrawal, and likewise endorsed Obama’s decision to send more troops to Afghanistan.
“The present strategy in Iraq and Afghanistan, which from my point of view is hardly distinguishable from the strategy of the previous administration, is the right thing to do and gives us the best chance to avoid another attack here at home,” he said.
Right...because the reason they attacked us before 9-11 is because we weren't interventionist enough. Full story...