Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Murphy (D) and Rooney (R) on Afghanistan

From the inbox:

Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-PA, 8th District) and Rep. Tom Rooney (R-FL, 16th District) issued the following statement today on President Obama’s address to the nation on the way forward in Afghanistan and Pakistan :

“We support President Obama’s decision to commit 30,000 additional U.S. troops to Afghanistan . He has listened to our military leaders on the ground, and has decided, along with our military commanders and civilian leadership, to pursue a strategy that ensures our brave men and women serving overseas have the resources and plan to dismantle, disrupt, and defeat Al Qaeda.

“With these additional troops, our service members and allies can continue to root out and kill the Al Qaeda terrorists who murdered over 3,000 Americans on September 11, 2001, and prevent them from destabilizing Pakistan and obtaining nuclear weapons.

“We believe, both as Army veterans and Republican and Democratic Congressmen, that there should be strong bipartisan consensus for these additional troops and resources. We hope Congress will put partisan politics aside and support this thoughtful approach to taking on our enemies.”

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