The chairman of the House Appropriations Committee cast serious doubts on whether Democrats can back a major military expansion in Afghanistan, calling the country’s government “almost useless” and drawing a comparison with Vietnam.
After emerging from a Thursday congressional briefing with National Security Adviser Gen. Jim Jones, Rep. David Obey (D-Wis.) said he has concerns about the cost of the war that President Barack Obama called the “front line of the war on terror.”
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