As a follow up to my post regarding Sen. Jon Tester’s (D-MT) trip to the Middle East, I keep recalling how the Senator vowed to end the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Funny- but it seems like the anti-war movement in Montana has gone silent since President Obama and Jon Tester have been in office.
As a follow up to my initial post, HotAir.com has an interesting video posted by ReasonTV that you can watch below.
Prior Post Aaron Flint posted on January 20, 2011 15:03
As I noted earlier this week, Sen. Jon Tester is paying a visit to Iraq and Afghanistan.
In one of the first news reports out of his trip, Tester reports progress in Iraq, saying:
“When I went over in 2007, there were far more questions than answers created by that trip,” said Tester. “Now you can see light at the end of the tunnel here in Iraq. There are still some issues they’ve got to overcome and deal with, but the fact of the matter is you can see opportunity for success and stability – and it’s very, very, positive,” Tester said.
So far, it hasn’t been noted- but of course the only reason Iraq has made this progress, and the reason our troops are about to leave Iraq, is because of the very troop surge that Senator Jon Tester opposed.
While opposing the surge in Iraq, he added that Afghanistan was the real focus of the war on terror. He then opposed the troop surge in Afghanistan as well.
The Hill noted that this is Tester’s first ever visit to Afghanistan (I thought he already went there) since his election more than 4 years ago.
Ahead of what’s expected to be a tough reelection race, Montana Sen. Jon Tester (D) is set to make his first visit to Afghanistan this week.
Tester was in Iraq Tuesday, where he met with Montanan soldiers, military commanders and Iraqi government leaders.
He’s expected to arrive in Afghanistan for his first official visit there later this week. The trip could help burnish Tester’s foreign policy credentials as he shapes his 2012 reelection effort.
So go ahead, gladhand all the troops and tell them what a great job they are doing. Meanwhile, we all know full well that when the votes came down- Senator Tester didn’t give the troops the backup they needed on the battlefield. Try telling the mother of a soldier whose son was stationed on a remote outpost that more soldiers weren’t needed in Afghanistan.