Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Frank LoBiondo on President Obama's Afghanistan Strategy

Unfortunately, it seems Representative Frank LoBiondo did not post his reaction to President Obama's speech outlining his Afghanistan-Pakistan war strategy, but the Courier-Post has this snippet:

Rep. Frank A. LoBiondo, R-N.J., said he was "heartened the president finally gave serious consideration to the recommendations of our commanders in the field." But the member of the House Armed Services Committee also voiced "serious and growing concerns about the stability and ability of the Afghan government."

If anti-war Democrats vote against funding, Representative LoBiondo's vote may be needed to fund this escalation of the war he supports. I'd like to see the full statement since I too am concerned about the Afghan government.