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Afghanistan: Our Longest and Least Talked About War

Arianna Huffington | Posted 12.11.2012 | World
Arianna Huffington

In the last month, the United States hit three milestones in the war in Afghanistan. But the one milestone the U.S. has not yet hit is the answer to the question: Why on earth are we still there?

Joshua Hersh

Romney Grabs For Momentum On Foreign Policy Front

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 10.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney sought to seize political momentum on a new front Monday, delivering a robust foreign policy speech that included a few new ...

GOP Congressman Drops Staunch Support Of Afghanistan War

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 09.18.2012 | Politics

A Republican congressman who has long been a staunch supporter of sticking with the war in Afghanistan is now changing course, arguing that the United...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 11.08.2012 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

Afghanistan. Mitt Romney didn't even mention it in Tampa. Clint Eastwood did, and got a big applause by asking Invisible Obama why he won't bring the troops home in short order. It's not a bad question -- especially given the president's promise in Charlotte to "use the money we're no longer spending on war to pay down our debt and put more people back to work...it's time to do some nation-building right here at home." But despite sky-high unemployment right here at home and a war price tag of $2 billion a week, the president stuck with his plan to withdraw from Afghanistan by 2014. He opened his acceptance speech by harkening back to his 2004 convention keynote. Perhaps he should have harkened back to 2002, when he declared, "I'm not opposed to all wars. I'm opposed to dumb wars." Afghanistan has become a dumb war. It's time to get out.

Romney Defends What He Didn't Say

AP | KASIE HUNT | Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

CONCORD, N.H. -- Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Thursday defended his decision not to discuss the Afghanistan war in his convention ...

Romney Tries To Distinguish Foreign Policy From Obama

AP | STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 07.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is trying to distinguish his Afghan policy from that of President Barack Obama. Romney te...

Romney Adviser: 'Real Americans' Don't Care About Candidate's Afghanistan Policy

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.19.2012 | Politics

A senior adviser to Mitt Romney declined to provide more specific details on the presumptive GOP nominee's plan for Afghanistan on Thursday, saying it...

Dave Jamieson

Panetta Defends Obama Against Romney's Afghanistan Charges

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 05.27.2012 | Politics

Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta responded Sunday to GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney's attack on President Barack Obama's Afghanistan strategy, ...

Top Romney Surrogate Slams Afghanistan Withdrawal Timetable

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.02.2012 | Politics

Former Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty, a top surrogate for presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, criticized President Barack Obama on Wed...

Poll Shows Unexpected Trouble For Romney On Afghanistan

The Huffington Post | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 04.19.2012 | Politics

During the Republican primary season, Mitt Romney strongly criticized President Obama's "failed leadership" on Afghanistan and support for a timetable...

Ron Paul, Mitt Romney Clash On Afghanistan

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 08.13.2011 | Home

MANCHESTER, N.H. – Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and Texas Congressman Ron Paul are disagreeing on how quickly to withdraw U.S. troops from ...