Why would one of the most prominent Democrats in the country publicly come out against his own party's president on the war in Afghanistan? For Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell, one big reason is the vast amount of money the Obama Administration is now spending on the war, he told Salon in an interview Monday.
"I just have no confidence that regardless of how long we stay, or how many dollars we pour into this, the situation is going to be any better -- whether we leave in 6 months, 6 years, or 20 years," Rendell said. "And weighing that against $100 to $150 billion a year we're spending, to the $60 to $70 billion dollars we've put into repairing the Afghani infrastructure -- compare that to our needs as a nation. The question is, is it the best expenditure of American dollars?" MORE...
Tuesday, December 07, 2010
Top Dem: "Spend war money on U.S. infrastructure"
Justin Elliott (The War Room):