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Sixth Grader Tells Obama Afghanistan Drains Education Resources

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

The following video was sent to me by Mike Matsuda, Trustee of the North Orange County Community College District in California. His son Ethan Matsuda is a pretty smart kid and Mike and his wife Susie have taught Ethan to speak his mind.

Eleven-year-old Ethan tells the president about the horrific cuts to public education and how going to war in Afghanistan will drain resources away from investing in America’s children. As Ethan says, “There’s nothing left to cut, Mr. President.”

I originally posted this locally in Orange County at www.theliberaloc.com. Given the President's scheduled announcement on Tuesday regarding his plans for troop levels in Afghanistan, it seems appropriate for me to share it here. So far, more than 3,000 people have listened to what Ethan has to say.