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Loretta Sanchez wants troops out of Afghanistan now, not in two years

Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez

“Our troops have been in Afghanistan for over ten years. They have fought, they have protected and they have trained. Despite thousands of lives and billions of dollars, the situation is not changing. Our soldiers are tired and it’s time for them to come home. Staying until 2016 will not tip the scales in Afghanistan. It’s time to end this war and bring our troops home.”

Sanchez Frustrated By Comments of Afghanistan President Karzai

Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (CA-47)

“Afghan President Hamid Karzai has recently asserted that Afghanistan would side with Pakistan in a hypothetical war against the United States,” said Sanchez. “These comments are especially frustrating given the United States continues to invest endless amount of resources – including our young men and women – for the people of Afghanistan.”

Rep. Sanchez statement on President’s plans in Afghanistan

Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (CA-47), senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, today released the following statement regarding President Obama’s impending announcement that he will begin a significant draw down of American troops from Afghanistan in 2012.  Congresswoman Sanchez has long advocated for a full withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan. “I am pleased to hear…