Senate Democrats

Reid Statement On McCain Comment That Bringing Our Troops Home Is ‘Not Too Important’

Washington, DCSenate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today in response to Senator John McCain’s comment this morning that it is “not too important” when our troops can redeploy from Iraq:

“McCain’s statement today that withdrawing troops doesn’t matter is a crystal clear indicator that he just doesn’t get the grave national-security consequences of staying the course – Osama bin Laden is freely plotting attacks, our efforts in Afghanistan are undermanned, and our military readiness has been dangerously diminished.  We need a smart change in strategy to make America more secure, not a commitment to indefinitely keep our troops in an intractable civil war.”