For Immediate Release
Statement of Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin On the Announced Troop Surge in Afghanistan
WASHINGTON - The following statement can be attributed to Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin (D-WI):
“In 2001, I voted to authorize the use of force to bring to
justice those responsible for the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
I believe our current actions in Afghanistan and President
Obama’s proposal for moving forward bear little resemblance to that
original, narrowly-focused mission.
I cannot endorse a military surge in Afghanistan
It’s time for our troops to come home.”
This is the world we live in. This is the world we cover.
Because of people like you, another world is possible. There are many battles to be won, but we will battle them together—all of us. Common Dreams is not your normal news site. We don't survive on clicks. We don't want advertising dollars. We want the world to be a better place. But we can't do it alone. It doesn't work that way. We need you. If you can help today—because every gift of every size matters—please do.