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

Rep. David Obey Warns Obama: 'There Ain't Going To Be Money For Nothing If We Pour It All Into Afghanistan'

The powerful chairman of the House Appropriations Committee has a stark message for President Obama about Afghanistan -- sending more troops would be a mistake that could "wipe out every initiative we have to rebuild our own economy."
Rep. David Obey, D-Wisc., talks exit strategy, compares Afghanistan to Vietnam.

"There ain't going to be no money for nothing if we pour it all into Afghanistan," House Appropriations Chairman David Obey told ABC News in an exclusive interview. "If they ask for an increased troop commitment in Afghanistan, I am going to ask them to pay for it."

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