Rep. McKeon: Obama Should Applaud Troops' Success in Afghanistan

Image: Rep. McKeon: Obama Should Applaud Troops' Success in Afghanistan

Tuesday, 25 Feb 2014 01:18 PM

By Wanda Carruthers

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Rep. Buck McKeon, head of the House Armed Services Committee, can't understand why President Barack Obama, as commander in chief of the armed forces, won't recognize the achievements and successes of U.S. troops in Afghanistan.

"The president, the commander in chief, the one that sets the strategy in our war in Afghanistan, is not even taking credit, not even acknowledging that the troops have had great victories over there, have had great accomplishments," the California Republican told Fox News' "America's Newsroom."

Positive changes in Afghanistan, owing to aid from U.S. troops, include an increase from 1 million to 8 million children attending schools, with more opportunities for girls in Afghan society, McKeon explained. He said he thought support for the war was waning because people didn't know about the successes of the troops.

"America doesn't know about it. So, their support for the war is dropping. It is incredible the president has only talked about this war a handful of times," McKeon said. "I just think that that is reprehensible."

McKeon called it "inexcusable" that there was no information on the White House website about the "the victories that they've accomplished over there." Instead, he said the president was focused on withdrawing U.S. forces, without highlighting their achievements.

"The troops should be praised for the successes that they've had. It should not be that hard for the commander in chief, who, when he goes on television, commands the worldwide audience, to just let them, those who were over there sacrificing, [know] that he appreciates what they've done, and that they've had great success," he said.

Related Stories:

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Eyeing Deadline, France to Back Palestinian State If Peace Talks Fail

Friday, 28 Nov 2014 17:40 PM

France warned on Friday it would recognize a Palestinian state if a final international effort to overcome the impasse b . . .

Charles Faddis: Move Past Ferguson, Focus on Solutions

Friday, 28 Nov 2014 17:17 PM

Michael Brown is gone. There are lots of others like him who are steering their own courses for destruction right now. T . . .

Syria: US-led Strikes Have Not Weakened Islamic State

Friday, 28 Nov 2014 17:13 PM

Syria's foreign minister said U.S.-led air strikes had failed to weaken Islamic State it in Syria and the jihadist group . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved