The House Minority Leader just released the following statement:
“The challenge of bringing stability to Afghanistan is enormously complex, but our efforts to defeat Al Qaeda and the Taliban are vital to the security of the American people. I support the strategy the President unveiled today because it reflects the advice of our commanders on the ground. I hope he will continue to honor their counsel because we should not allow political considerations here at home to trump the importance of achieving success in the region. Moving forward, we must ensure this strategy is implemented in a manner that is both flexible and reflective of the situation on the ground, and we must aggressively monitor its progress.
“The commitment and sacrifice of our men and women in uniform is nothing short of amazing. Republicans are committed to doing everything possible to support our troops and give them all the resources they need to succeed in their mission in Afghanistan.”