U.S. Senator Russ Feingold (D-WI) says he’s pleased with the drawdown of US troops in Iraq.
The Wisconsin Democrat voted against the invasion, and five years ago also called for a timetable for withdrawing US troops. He says it appears to be working.
Feingold says it was a mistake to be there in the first place, and it’s a mistake to remain in Afghanistan. Feingold says it’s the longest war in the nation’s history that’s costing us $100 billion a year.
He says the real threat remains terrorist groups such as Al Qaeda, which only has a modest presence in Afghanistan. He says countries such as Pakistan and Yemen are where we need to be focusing on.
Feingold says the troop surge in Afghanistan is a very unwise strategy which could affect US security.