Jane Harman: Obama’s New Afghanistan Strategy ‘Is To Be Applauded’ | Talking Points Memo

Rep. Jane Harman (D-CA) released a statement today following the President’s speech on Afghanistan. Here’s the full text:“Much in President Obama’s new PakAf strategy is to be applauded. If media reports are correct, he is taking a regional approach to the terror threats the U.S. faces–by offering an expanding strategic partnership role to Pakistan, provided it abandons its destabilizing and ambiguous relationships with extremist groups including al-Qaeda, the Haqqani network and Lashkar-e-Taiba. These groups continue to have safe haven in Pakistan and to attack U.S., Afghan and Indian targets.

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