Durbin ‘skeptical’ of Afghanistan surge

By David Edwards
Sunday, December 6, 2009 10:01 EDT
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The senior senator from President Barack Obama’s home state isn’t convinced that the plan to send more troops to Afghanistan will result in sucess. Durbin told Fox News’ Chris Wallace that he wanted to talk to the president about withdrawal plans before committing to vote to support the additional troops.

“I’m skeptical as to whether 30,000 more troops will make a difference,” said Durbin.

“I will meet with the president, I’m sure, and have conversations about that deadline which appears to be interpreted different ways by different people,” he said. “I would like to believe by July 2011 we will be in a position where we’re going to see our troops really coming home.”

This video is from Fox’s Fox News Sunday, broadcast Dec. 6, 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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