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Congressman Donnelly Opposes Call For Immediate Troop Withdrawal


Location: Washington, DC

Today, Congressman Joe Donnelly released the following statement after joining a majority in the House to defeat a resolution introduced by Rep. Dennis Kucinich calling for the president to withdraw all U.S. troops from Afghanistan within 30 days.

"I recently visited our troops in Afghanistan, and we're making progress," said Donnelly. "Our marines and soldiers are in the middle of a major campaign against Taliban strongholds now and we have seen some important apprehensions of Taliban and al-Qaeda operatives on both sides of the Afghanistan-Pakistan border. We will not be in Afghanistan forever, and I know that the fight is not easy and not without a price. But I strongly disagree with Rep. Kucinich's call to remove all our forces right now. It's the wrong call for our efforts to combat terrorism and to establish some stability in Afghanistan."

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