John Kerry On Afghanistan: Sending More Troops Is "Irresponsible" Until Afghan Election Is Settled

03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

In an interview with CNN's "State of the Union," Kerry, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said the United States should not proceed with a new Afghan strategy involving more troops without a clear partner in Kabul.

"Look, it would be entirely irresponsible for the president of the United States to commit more troops to this country, when we don't even have an election finished and know who the president is and what kind of government we're working in," Kerry said from the Afghan capital, Kabul.

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