Sykes interviews Senator Ron Johnson R-WI (nice to type that, by the way) on Goat Country.
Senator RoJo is impressed by General Petraeus--so much so that he thinks the US will 'win the battle' in Afghanistan.
Among other things, RoJo mentioned that the US is installing a 'system of justice' which will erase the 'unrest' on which AlQuaeda capitalizes to continue its presence.
He also mentioned that the US is now 'educating' the Afghan Army--that is to say, giving them the 3 R's--in addition to providing typical armed-forces training.
When Sykes asked ".....how long should we stay?" (the payoff question), RoJo skittered, saying that we 'should not have firm timetables,' and more-or-less winds up with "a long time."
I don't think Sykes was impressed. Nor was I.
The Senator proposes that a US presence (and lots of literacy, training, money, and lives) will transform a country of poppy-growing/goat-herding Muslims into a functional Western-law based society.
Good luck with that, Senator.
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I am glad Johnson got elected but didn't he campaign on getting out of Afghanistan? I could be wrong but like you, his comments makes me wonder.
If we are in Afgan then let's win and get most out. I do agree to keep a force or a base there like Iraq.
It just seems he went wishy washy.
Have a GREAT day
Didn't Obama campaign on getting out of Gitmo?
I do not remember Ron Johnson stating directly that he was going to get us out of Afghanistan.
Please remind me with facts, not sound bites.
You voted for Johnson, right?
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