20 Sep '12, 9pm

Congressmen call for end to Afghan war

Congressmen call for end to Afghan war

http://www.armytimes.com/news/2012/09/marine-afghanistan-war-walter-jones-congress-092012/ Congressmen call for end to Afghan war By Dan Lamothe - Staff writer Posted : Thursday Sep 20, 2012 17:17:51 EDT A bipartisan group of lawmakers called anew Thursday for the end of the Afghanistan war, citing the recent rash of incidents in which U.S. forces have been killed by Afghan troops as evidence that the war has no hope of succeeding. The comments came at a news conference organized by Rep. Walter Jones, R.-N.C. The congressmen, whose district includes Camp Lejeune, N.C., questioned why, after 11 years of U.S. military involvement in Afghanistan, the Afghan army still isn’t ready to operate without coalition support. “You can train a monkey to ride a bicycle in that length of time,” he said sarcastically, underscoring his exasperation with the war. He added that it makes no s...

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