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Price Statement on President Obama's Speech on Afghanistan


Location: Washington, DC

House Republican Policy Committee Chairman Tom Price, M.D. (R-GA) issued the following statement after President Obama's address to the nation regarding America's commitment to the war in Afghanistan.

"Every American wants to see our military men and women return home to their families as soon as possible," said Chairman Price. "The brave men and women of our military continue to risk their lives to ensure that Afghanistan does not once again become a safe haven for terrorists who seek to kill Americans and our allies. Their commitment to the mission and unparalleled professionalism has resulted in success at beating back Taliban forces and disrupting terrorist networks. It is because of that success, and the sacrifice that was necessary to achieve it, that America and our allies should not cede initiative to the enemy. President Obama must lead. Leadership in this instance means making decisions based on conditions on the ground, listening to our military commanders and not changing strategy for political purposes. If the president is unwilling or unable to lead with resolve and commitment, if he continues to telegraph our strategy and tactical decisions to the enemy, then he should admit to the country that his administration will not support the fight that is necessary, and bring our brave men and women home now."

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