George Will Debates NeoCons Over Afghanistan War

10/22/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Huffington Post

Conservative commentator George Will appeared on ABC's "This Week" with George Stephanopoulos Sunday Morning and took on NeoConservatives over the country's military strategy in Afghanistan.

Referencing a letter from Marine Commandant General Charles Krulak, Will cited military support for his position. Will said Sunday, "we are going to have a debate and there will be plenty of brass on my side."

From Krulak's letter (PDF):

"I am in total agreement with your assessment. Instead of a surge of 21,000 troops, [we] would need a surge of hundreds of thousands. Not only would our nation not support such a surge, but, most distressing, the military could not support such a surge."

Last week, Will made the case for getting U.S. forces out of Afghanistan. Will has also called for a withdrawl of troops from Iraq.

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