Rep. Alcee Hastings' Stand on Afghanistan Wins Praise From "Rethinking Afghanistan" Group
Among the South Florida congressional delegation, only Rep. Alcee Hastings consistently votes to change U.S. policy in Afghanistan. He's probably done his history homework. He knows trying to win a fight with that country is much like using a Kleenex during a hurricane: pointless, frustrating, and ineffective. Plus, at the end, your nose is still running.
"I'd think they'd want to get out of there fast," says Bender. The reason Obama abandoned his promise to do just that and instead go for a surge in troops is based on, he opines, "a fear of the military."
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