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Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA), a progressive Democrat, called for Republicans and Democrats alike to put their differences aside and back President Donald Trump’s efforts to withdraw the United States from the war in Afghanistan.
“We need to put partisan politics aside and we need to support the president’s goal of withdrawing troops,” Khanna said in an exclusive interview with Breitbart News. “I was for striking Afghanistan when we were hit in 9/11. I have no problem using force to go after the terrorists who committed evil acts and attacked our homeland. We had to respond and we had to respond forcefully. We did. But there is no rationale for trying to have a regime change in Afghanistan and make sure that we defeat the Taliban. In fact, every time George Bush and Obama and Trump have asked for surges, they’ve been ineffective. The Taliban has gained control of more territory. So we ought to withdraw and we ought to make it very clear to the Taliban that if there is any harboring of Al Qaeda or terrorists that are going to attack in any way the United States then we reserve the right to go strike them. They better not do it, and they will have a clear deterrent to know that we aren’t messing around. But we also ought not to have a permanent troop presence there.”
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President Trump campaigned on ending the war in Afghanistan. The war has been going on since 2001, and is now in 2019 nearing its 18th year—America’s longest war in the history of the country. Former President Barack Obama also campaigned on ending the war in Afghanistan, but never successfully ended it.
Trump has taken steps to withdraw troops and end the war...
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