America Cannot Afford an Endless War in Afghanistan
By Jim McGovern and John Isaacs
It’s time to face the fact that the U.S. mission in Afghanistan has changed significantly since 2001 when Congress passed the authorization for the use of military force there. We simply cannot continue on the current path.
To prevent this from becoming another endless war, Congress must work with President Obama to create a plan that supports regional stability and includes the clear exit strategy we have been waiting for. Congress should insist on clarity in our Afghanistan policy. If this or any future administration wants to expand our military footprint there, then Congress must debate and vote to approve or disapprove such action.
President Obama promised the American people that he would bring our troops home from Afghanistan. It’s time to fulfill that promise. Our troops and their families deserve nothing less.