Kagen says Afghanistan trip shows need to leave - WAOW - Newsline 9, Wausau News, Weather, Sports

Kagen says Afghanistan trip shows need to leave

MADISON (AP) -- U.S. Rep. Steve Kagen says Afghanistan is starting to look like Vietnam all over again.

Kagen said Monday that after a trip to the war-torn country last week he continues to believe the United States military should pull out. He says similar to Vietnam, he does not believe the U.S. will be able to reach a point where victory can be declared.

Kagen, a Democrat from Appleton, was joined on the trip by U.S. Rep. Tammy Baldwin, a Democrat from Madison and four other members of Congress.

Baldwin says the next year will be critical as Congress re-evaluates again how long troops should stay in Afghanistan.

Kagen and Baldwin were among those who voted in July against further funding for the war in Afghanistan.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Powered by Frankly