Kerry: It’s Premature to Send More Troops to Afghanistan
The chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee is in Kabul today and will travel on to Pakistan to discuss his hugely-and-needlessly-controversial $7.5 billion civilian-aid package. But before he left he filmed a CNN interview, set to air tomorrow, according to The Associated Press, in which he expressed opposition to another troop increase for Afghanistan:
In taped remarks, Kerry said it would be misguided to have a troop buildup to achieve a mission of “good governance” when the election is not yet finished.
… OK then. But the election might be resolved shortly, so we’ll see what Kerry says about troop increases after it is. Kerry’s full remarks will air Sunday on “State of the Union,” which is good, because I don’t really know what to make of this.