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President's Drawdown Announcement "Insufficient"

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The drawdown of American forces that the President announced tonight is insufficient. The President is right that we need to shift our strategy in Afghanistan. But a counter-terrorism strategy doesn't need 70,000 boots on the ground, any more than it needed 100,000 boots on the ground. What the president needs to tell us is how - and when - he's going to bring all the troops home. The American people - and, increasingly, the Congress - believe that instead of nation-building in Afghanistan, we need to do some more nation-building right here at home.