06/22/2011 08:17 pm ET | Updated Aug 22, 2011

President's Drawdown Announcement "Insufficient"

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.

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