Sen. Sanders has ‘real problem’ supporting Afghanistan troop increase
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) hasn’t heard President Barack Obama’s proposal for how to move forward with the war in Afghanistan, but he’s already saying that he will have a “real problem” supporting an increase of 30,000 or more troops.
Sanders told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos Sunday, “You have to put Afghanistan into the context of what’s happening in America today. What’s happening now, not only a trillion-dollar national debt, we’re in the mid midst of the worst recession since the great depression.”
Official estimates put the cost of escalation at $1 million per soldier each year.
See more detailed Raw Story coverage of Obama’s plans for Afghanistan here.
This video is from ABC’s This Week, broadcast Nov. 29, 2009.