Sen. Sanders: ‘Real problem’ supporting Afghanistan troop increase

By David Edwards
Sunday, November 29, 2009 11:23 EDT
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Sen. Bernie Sanders 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. “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,” Sanders told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos Sunday.

Cost estimates put the cost of escalation at $1 million per soldier each year.

This video is from ABC’s This Week, broadcast Nov. 29, 2009.

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David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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