Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

The Best Troop Support Is to Bring Them Home

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

The Best Troop Support Is to Bring Them Home

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In 2008, presidential candidate Barack Obama vowed to extricate American military forces from the Middle East in the near future. Events since then have proved this to be an empty promise. Our troops are still stationed throughout that area of the world, including Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Jordan and others.

In 2011, the president and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton decided to attack and destabilize the Gadhafi regime in Libya. This action is in large part responsible for the rise of the Islamic State group in that country.

Furthermore, 250 additional troops were recently sent to Syria to fight ISIS. Also in recent days, the Pentagon admitted to sending hundreds of ground forces into the war raging in Yemen, apparently on behalf of our so-called ally, Saudi Arabia. …

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