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House Democrats, Working With Liz Cheney, Restrict Trumpís Planned Withdrawal of Troops From Afghanistan and Germany
The Intercept ^ | July 2 2020 | The Intercept

Posted on 07/02/2020 6:04:48 PM PDT by rintintin

THE U.S. MILITARY HAS BEEN fighting in Afghanistan for almost nineteen years. House Democrats, working in tandem with key pro-war GOP lawmakers such as Rep. Liz Cheney, are ensuring that continues.

Last night, the House Armed Services Committee voted overwhelmingly in favor of an amendment — jointly sponsored by Democratic Congressman Jason Crow of Colorado and Congresswoman Cheney of Wyoming — prohibiting the expenditure of monies to reduce the number of U.S. troops deployed in Afghanistan below 8,000 without a series of conditions first being met.

The imposed conditions are by no means trivial: for these troop reductions from Afghanistan to be allowed, the Defense Department must be able to certify, among other things, that leaving Afghanistan “will not increase the risk for the expansion of existing or formation of new terrorist safe havens inside Afghanistan” and “will not compromise or otherwise negatively affect the ongoing United States counter terrorism mission against the Islamic State, al Qaeda, and associated forces.”

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Germany; US: Colorado; US: Wyoming
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; colorado; endlesswar; germany; jasoncrow; lizcheney; wyoming
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1 posted on 07/02/2020 6:04:48 PM PDT by rintintin
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Liberals won’t be pleased with this.

The Dems are pro-war as long as it hurts Trump.

http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3861485/posts


2 posted on 07/02/2020 6:07:10 PM PDT by RandFan (3C)
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To: rintintin

“”” prohibiting the expenditure of monies to reduce the number of U.S. troops deployed in Afghanistan below 8,000 “””

It costs money to REDUCE the troop levels overseas?


3 posted on 07/02/2020 6:07:27 PM PDT by shelterguy
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...Restrict Trump’s Planned Withdrawal of Troops From Afghanistan and Germany

Nothing's restricted until Trump signs the bill containing this provision.

4 posted on 07/02/2020 6:09:14 PM PDT by semimojo
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To: rintintin

They can’t stop the President from withdrawing troops.


5 posted on 07/02/2020 6:09:16 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration
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To: rintintin

Can’t President Trump just redirect funds from some other project to do this drawdown?


6 posted on 07/02/2020 6:10:28 PM PDT by Federal46 (federal 46)
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"..that leaving Afghanistan “will not increase the risk for the expansion of existing or formation of new terrorist safe havens inside Afghanistan”"

Odd, but I don't recall b.o.'s troop reduction causing such an uproar..

7 posted on 07/02/2020 6:11:12 PM PDT by chief lee runamok
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To: rintintin

The Dem’s who are known troop haters want to continue the killing of our people in that God forsaken sandpit.


8 posted on 07/02/2020 6:12:29 PM PDT by SkyDancer (~ Pilots: Looking Down On People Since 1903 ~)
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To: rintintin

Has to pass the Senate and survive a veto.

Alas, we continue to see those in congress and elsewhere who have never met a war they didn’t want YOU or your CHILDREN to die in.


9 posted on 07/02/2020 6:12:35 PM PDT by FlipWilson
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To: shelterguy

“It costs money to REDUCE the troop levels overseas?”

Not really, if you made the soldiers buy their own tickets back home it would be mostly free.

But if we pay their way along with the tanks, vehicles, aircraft, support equipment and everything else it takes to make an Army, then yes it will cost to bring them home.

But there is a net savings. It will be cheaper to bring them home than fight the war from now until Hell freezes over.

I never understood the reasoning for invading that country to begin with. It was a Bush plan to keep the military industrial complex alive and well, nothing more. Low and behold, Lez Cheney, a bud of Bush, wants to keep it going. Gotta be a pay off somewhere in there.


10 posted on 07/02/2020 6:14:09 PM PDT by redfreedom
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My unit (within the 32nd Brigade) was mobilized for Operation Desert Shield/Storm in 1992.

We’re STILL effing around over there TWENTY-EIGHT YEARS LATER!

No more American blood or treasure should be spent on those flea-bitten goat fockers!

We have NO reason to still be there. Nada. None. Zip!

Grrrrrrr!


11 posted on 07/02/2020 6:14:35 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'hobbies.' I'm developing a robust post-Apocalyptic skill set.)
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To: rintintin

end endless wars NOW.

I hope the BernieBros are paying attention...


12 posted on 07/02/2020 6:16:06 PM PDT by sheehan (DEPORT ALL ILLEGALS.)
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To: rintintin

https://reason.com/2019/09/12/democratic-candidates-agree-lets-get-out-of-afghanistan/


13 posted on 07/02/2020 6:18:37 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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Ok so let’s say the conditions they require for all troops to leave is met and they’re brought Home.......is Afghanistan in a position to prevent itself from Isis or other groups from setting up their bases there?


14 posted on 07/02/2020 6:19:46 PM PDT by caww
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To: Sacajaweau

They just voted against it in the Senate!

Rand’s amendment failed 60-33 meaning a lot of Dems voted for more war.


15 posted on 07/02/2020 6:20:33 PM PDT by RandFan (3C)
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To: rintintin

The war was started thanks to her Dad.


16 posted on 07/02/2020 6:21:44 PM PDT by Trumpnado2016 (Fauci lied and the MAGA economy died.)
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To: caww

Aircraft carrier + bombers can deal with ‘terrorists’ if they haven’t already been killed. You don’t need to occupy a country and spend 50 billion a year to deal with this .


17 posted on 07/02/2020 6:21:53 PM PDT by RandFan (3C)
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To: rintintin

These idiots think they are in charge. I don’t care what they think. The constitution is specific about who is CiV


18 posted on 07/02/2020 6:26:24 PM PDT by Nifster (I see puppy dogs in the clouds)
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I remember a time when the left hated wars, wanted us out of every country..during the Bush years, they screamed that Bush had American blood on his hands for all the wars he put us in, what changed..well because whatever Trump hates or whatever Trump likes the left is against..if Trump said he hates cancer the left would say cancer has good qualities


19 posted on 07/02/2020 6:26:53 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: caww

After 28 years of American Soldiers dying for them and Billions of YOUR Tax Dollars training/equipping them?

They’d better be!


20 posted on 07/02/2020 6:28:14 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'hobbies.' I'm developing a robust post-Apocalyptic skill set.)
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