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.