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Afghanistan exit: Bachmann and Kline reject hard deadline, not soon enough for Ellison

President Obama announced Tuesday that the majority of American forces in Afghanistan would exit the country by the end of the year.
Courtesy of Rep. Bachmann’s office
Rep. Michele Bachmann visited Afghanistan over the weekend to meet with officials and thank troops on her last Memorial Day in office.

Comments (4)

  1. Submitted by David Frenkel on 05/30/2014 - 10:45 am.

    Nice bright colored outfit

    Obviously being on the House Intelligence committee has not educated Bachmann on the nuances of a war zone. Why would a Congresswoman wear a flaming orange and red outfit to a war zone like Afghanistan? I wonder if the backside has a target on it.
    I would like to see Senator McCain’s face if he sees this photo.

  2. Submitted by Paul Udstrand on 05/30/2014 - 11:58 am.

    Uh huh….

    Bachmann couldn’t run her own puny presidential campaign let alone a war. And Kline thought Saddam had WMDs. Next.

  3. Submitted by Logan Foreman on 05/30/2014 - 01:52 pm.

    There is still plenty of time

    Michele to join the army after you quit your political job. You and Kline can shore up the American forces in Afghanistan

  4. Submitted by John Appelen on 05/30/2014 - 10:41 pm.

    Ellison is Amusing

    ” 9,000 people who can be the focal point of an anti-American type of campaign”

    These military personnel are part of a volunteer military. Meaning no one is forced to join, and many of them believe in the mission and the good they are doing.

    Personally I always thought one of the best things about Afghanistan and Iraq was that they did give the terrorists a place to focus their angst that was not densely populated or on American soil.

    Apparently Ellison would prefer to have the terrorists focus their anti-American type of campaign here instead, thus putting 300+ million American civilians at risk.

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