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GOP to Attack Obama's Troop Plan

Where’s the next front on the Republican assault on Obama? Greg Sargent reports on The Plum Line that Republican leaders are preparing to attack President Obama over any plan for Afghanistan that is less than the 40,000 new troops General Stanley McChrystal has requested. “There better be a hell of a compelling reason for ignoring the advice of our generals on the ground or Republicans will ensure that this administration spends the next few years explaining to the American people how dismissing our military’s advice has made our troops and our country safer,” a GOP aide says. Sargent, however, sees a risk in the Republican strategy: “What if [Obama] decides to send less than 40,000 troops, but the decision is endorsed by the commanding officer, General Stanley McChrystal?”

November 11, 2009 9:40 AM