Michele Bachmann hoping Obama will address ‘ultimate goal’ in Afghanistan

Rep. Michele Bachmann told MinnPost today that “the question I am hoping to hear answered tonight is what the president’s goal is in Afghanistan.”

The 6th District Republican said that President Obama “was adamant earlier this year, calling Afghanistan a ‘war of necessity,’ that this is a war ‘we have to win.’ We’ll find out tonight what he has to say.

“But I think he has an even larger issue to address, and that is explaining to the American people why Afghanistan is a ‘war of necessity,’ why we are there — what is the ultimate goal,” she said in an interview.

Referring to the expected troop surge of 30,000 to 35,000, Bachmann said: “The president must explain how those additional troops will help us achieve our goal. But, again, he really needs to explain what the goal is. Is he there to win?

“Equally important,” she said, “he needs to define who we are fighting.”

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Comments (4)

  1. Submitted by Bill Coleman on 12/01/2009 - 05:14 pm.

    This is ironic. It would be interesting to research Bachmann’s list of questions for the seven years prior, especially as the Bush team let the Taliban increase in strength and did not hold the Afghan government to any requirements for progress or integrity.

  2. Submitted by Michael Zalar on 12/02/2009 - 02:13 pm.

    I thought we were trying to find the WMDs

  3. Submitted by Howard Miller on 12/02/2009 - 05:04 pm.

    It’s encouraging that Rep. Bachmann is asking serious questions about the war in Afghanistan. Certainly it’s a more important than her on-going concerns about ACORN, the US Census, and changes in US currency.

    Asking those much earlier in the war’s history might have been an even better turn of events.

  4. Submitted by jim hughes on 12/02/2009 - 09:05 pm.

    Is MinnPost now part of the crowd of political papparazi pursuing this luminary for a quote in reaction to every significant national event?

    Are Bachman and Palin now the official spokesmodels for the entire Republican Party, or just the Birther/Tea Party wing?

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