Strike Gives Obama Some Leeway on War Strategy
The Wall Street Journal by Gerald F. Seib
Rep. Jason Chaffetz is no fan of the American military operation in Afghanistan. In fact, he was one of only nine Republicans in the House who voted last year to curtail funding for the Afghan war effort. So, as you would expect, the conservative Utah lawmaker is arguing that the killing of Osama bin Laden a week should hasten the departure of American troops from Afghanistan, now that the terror leader who prompted the incursion in the first place is gone. In fact, he co-signed a letter to the White House Monday urging an end to the "formal" Afghan war.