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Huntsman calls Obama Afghanistan drawdown plan ‘a little slow’

By David Edwards
Wednesday, June 22, 2011 8:12 EDT
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Republican presidential candidate Jon Huntsman told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos that President Barack Obama’s plan to withdraw 10,000 troops from Afghanistan is “a little slow and a little cautious.”

“I think over the next year there’s room to draw down more… More than 10,000 over the next year,” he explained. “I think we have to see — nine years and 50 days into this conflict, the money that has been spent on both conflicts, well over $1 trillion, I think we have to say, ‘What have we accomplished in Afghanistan?’”

Watch this video from ABC’s Good Morning America, broadcast June 22, 2011.

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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