Lubbock Congressman reacts to Obama's Afghanistan plan - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

12/2/09

Lubbock Congressman reacts to Obama's Afghanistan plan

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Lubbock Congressman Randy Neugebauer issued a statement after President Obama announced his new Afghanistan policy at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point.

The full statement reads:

"I am glad to see that the President appears to be taking decisive action after months of deliberation. This long overdue speech culminates a decision-making course that began in March with the announcement that the United States would pursue a broad counterinsurgency strategy to defeat the Taliban and al-Qaeda.

"Although I support the President's decision to provide sufficient U.S. forces in order to achieve success in Afghanistan, I continue to have questions as to whether this plan will fully accomplish our mission. I am also deeply concerned about announcing an "exit strategy" before we've provided more troops and resources to help achieve success, and whether this signals to the Taliban and al-Qaeda that they can run out the "Washington clock".

"The mission of rooting out al-Qaeda and preventing a Taliban takeover is achievable, but only if we provide our commanders and troops the resources they need to clear, hold and bring stability and security to Afghanistan."

©2009 KCBD NewsChannel 11. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. 

  • Local News on KCBD.comNewsMore>>

  • Congress releases redacted, declassified Democratic memo

    Congress releases redacted, declassified Democratic memo

    Saturday, February 24 2018 4:45 PM EST2018-02-24 21:45:36 GMT
    Saturday, February 24 2018 11:16 PM EST2018-02-25 04:16:17 GMT
    The White House objected to its release Feb. 9, citing national security concerns. Democrats have since negotiated with the FBI on what should be blacked out.The White House objected to its release Feb. 9, citing national security concerns. Democrats have since negotiated with the FBI on what should be blacked out.

    Congress has released a redacted, declassified memo that aims to counter GOP allegations that the FBI abused government surveillance powers.

    Congress has released a redacted, declassified memo that aims to counter GOP allegations that the FBI abused government surveillance powers.

  • After years of dejection, proponents of gun laws see hope

    After years of dejection, proponents of gun laws see hope

    Saturday, February 24 2018 10:35 AM EST2018-02-24 15:35:23 GMT
    Saturday, February 24 2018 11:16 PM EST2018-02-25 04:16:05 GMT
    The progression has become numbingly repetitive - mass bloodshed unleashed by a gunman, followed by the stories of the fallen, the funerals and mourning. (Source: AP Photos)The progression has become numbingly repetitive - mass bloodshed unleashed by a gunman, followed by the stories of the fallen, the funerals and mourning. (Source: AP Photos)

    "Our kids have started a revolution:" Teens' activism after Florida school shooting has some hopeful for action on gun policy.

    "Our kids have started a revolution:" Teens' activism after Florida school shooting has some hopeful for action on gun policy.

  • NRA, Florida face backlash after latest school shooting

    NRA, Florida face backlash after latest school shooting

    Saturday, February 24 2018 4:36 AM EST2018-02-24 09:36:41 GMT
    Saturday, February 24 2018 11:15 PM EST2018-02-25 04:15:57 GMT
    (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File). FILE- In this Feb. 15, 2006, file photo, BlackRock headquarters is shown in New York. U.S. companies are taking a closer look at investments, co-branding deals and other ties to the gun industry and its public face, the ...(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File). FILE- In this Feb. 15, 2006, file photo, BlackRock headquarters is shown in New York. U.S. companies are taking a closer look at investments, co-branding deals and other ties to the gun industry and its public face, the ...

    NRA faces corporate backlash after latest school shooting.

    NRA faces corporate backlash after latest school shooting.

Powered by Frankly