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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…

Loretta Sanchez Votes to Withdraw Troops from Afghanistan

“My vote today is consistent with my opposition to the recent troop surge and reflects my belief that our current efforts in Afghanistan are ineffective, and that our troops and resources could be more effectively deployed elsewhere. It’s time for us to redirect our focus back home, where numerous challenges continue to burden families in my district and across the country. In good conscience, I cannot continue to support an expensive, protracted military conflict at a time when my district has double digit unemployment, skyrocketing foreclosure rates, and other issues that affect the quality of life of the people I represent.