WASHINGTON (CBS DC) – Senators from both sides of the aisle are urging President Obama to end the over 12-year war in Afghanistan and provide a minimal number of American troops past 2014.
In a letter sent Wednesday, Republican Sen. Rand Paul and Democrats Jeff Merkley and Sherrod Brown stepped across party lines to form a union against U.S. combat in Afghanistan.
“Mr. President, our valiant men and women have fought bravely in Afghanistan for over a decade,” the senators wrote in the letter. “But after twelve years of conflict, it is time to bring our troops home. We urge you to heed the wishes of the majority of Americans by bringing our sons and daughters home safely and swiftly, and, in doing so, ending America’s longest war.”
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