Friday, October 02, 2009

# Posted 4:28 PM by Ariel David Adesnik  

CARL LEVIN'S AFGHAN FLIP-FLOP: Goldfarb has the goods. Four-and-a-half months ago, Chairman Carl Levin and eight other Democratic members of the Senate Armed Services Committee signed a letter to President Obama that began

We agree that the United States has a vital national interest in ensuring that Afghanistan never again becomes a safe haven from which al Qaeda can plot attacks against our homeland, and that achieving this objective requires that we put in place a well-resourced, comprehensive counterinsurgency strategy.
Of course, Levin is now one of the premier opponents of giving Gen. McChrystal the resources he's asked for.

The letter was also signed by John McCain and seven Committee Republicans.

Cross-posted at Conventional Folly
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