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Tue Dec 1, 2015, 12:36 PM

from Clinton email dump: Hawkish Republican Lindsay Graham to support Hawkish Hillary Clinton?

From 15 must-read Clinton emails, here is discussion of number 2 (from Michael Posner to Jacob Sullivan to Clinton):

Sen. Graham and I were on the same flights back from Kabul last night.
We had a good chance to share our observations about Afghanistan and Pakistan.
More importantly he mentioned that he is seriously considering serving on the Senate Approriations Committee and as the ranking minority member on the foreign operations subcommittee. He expressed strong support for Secretary Clinton and said the main reason he wants to serve on Foreign Ops is to protect our budget requests against those who will advocate for severe cuts. I thanked him for his committment and encouraged him to pursue this committee assignment. He said this won't help him politically in South Carolina but these are the issues that matter most to him.

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still_one Dec 2015 #1
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Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Tue Dec 1, 2015, 01:00 PM

1. Well I am sure glad Bernie doesn't have any hawkish stand in regard to Afghanistan

Bernie Sanders Supports Keeping Troops In Afghanistan

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said Sunday that he supports President Barack Obama's decision to keep troops in Afghanistan, prolonging the war beyond 2016.

Obama announced last week that he would keep 5,500 U.S. troops in Afghanistan after he leaves office in 2017, breaking his promise to end the war during his tenure. He originally planned to maintain only a small military presence based at the U.S. embassy there.

During an interview on ABC's "This Week" on Sunday morning, host George Stephanopoulos asked Sanders, a Democratic presidential candidate, whether he backs keeping U.S. troops in the country.

"Well, yeah, I won't give you the exact number. Clearly, we do not want to see the Taliban gain more power, and I think we need a certain nucleus of American troops present in Afghanistan to try to provide the training and support the Afghan army needs," he said.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/bernie-sanders-afghanistan_5623b601e4b08589ef47bdaa

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Response to Attorney in Texas (Original post)

Tue Dec 1, 2015, 01:18 PM

2. Of course. Of course.

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