Thursday, January 24, 2013

Mitch McConnell Wants to Keep U.S. Troop Presence in Afghanistan

The Courier-Journal reports:

 In near-constant conflict with the Obama administration and Democrats over fiscal issues, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell nevertheless sees an opportunity for agreement on keeping a residual U.S. military presence in Afghanistan. 
“What I hope to see is bipartisan consensus,” the Kentucky Republican said Wednesday, a day after returning from a congressional trip to Afghanistan and Israel. 
McConnell said 10,000 to 15,000 American troops, aided by soldiers from Great Britain, Australia and other nations, would be needed to continue training Afghan troops and combat terrorism after next year’s U.S. drawdown.
It's curious that this "bipartisan consensus" McConnell hopes to achieve and which will keep money flowing to the military-industrial complex, isn't getting any national MSM coverage. And there is probably no reason for MSM to mention that military-industrial complex operator GE is one of McConnell's top ten campaign contributors.

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