7,088. 8/1/2007

“In August [1] 2007…Senator Barack Obama [D-IL] had declared Afghanistan ‘the war that has to be won.’ He pledged to deploy more troops and increase reconstruction funds. ‘We will not repeat the mistake of the past, when we turned our back on Afghanistan,’ he had said. ‘As 9/11 showed us, the security of Afghanistan and America is shared.’ ”

 – Rajiv Chandrasekaran, Little America, Page 10

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