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Rueters Interview: Skelton Wants Iraq Drawdown, Has Afghan Worries

July 24th, 2007 by mopns · No Comments

By Susan Cornwell

WASHINGTON – Despite new U.S. intelligence warnings on al Qaeda’s resurgent terrorism network, a leading U.S. House of Representatives Democrat still believes U.S. troops in Iraq should be drawn down.

But the United States might have to increase its troops in Afghanistan if other NATO countries do not help more there, said House Armed Services Committee Chairman Ike Skelton.

However, speaking in an interview with Reuters on Tuesday, Skelton opposed U.S. incursions into Pakistan, which neighbors Afghanistan, to chase down al Qaeda fugitives. Read more…


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