Washington, DC— Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement this afternoon after a meeting with the President at the White House to discuss U.S. strategy in Afghanistan:
“We had a productive meeting with the President today. It is clear that the President’s deliberative approach to his decision, which allowed him to hear from a wide range of military, civilian and Congressional voices, will strengthen the clarity and focus of our mission. Given the impact that our strategy in Afghanistan will have on American service members – many of them from my home state of Nevada – any decision to send troops into danger should be taken seriously.
“Tonight, I expect the President to present a comprehensive strategy that will keep Americans safe at home, deny al Qaeda a safe haven in Afghanistan and honor our troops and their daily sacrifices.”