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.”