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Senator Carl Levin Fiddling With War While Detroit Burns

Posted by in Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 30th June, 2010 | No Comments

DSC01030General Petreaus is being confirmed today as the new commander of the war in Afghanistan. His confirmation hearing in Senate Armed Services Committee on Tuesday, chaired by Senator Carl Levin, was noteworthy only because of the Senators’ refusal to ask critical questions about the 9-year-old war that has claimed the lives of over 1,000 soldiers and countless Afghans. The only debate in the hearing centered on whether there should be a timeline of July 2011 to begin the drawdown of US forces, or whether our commitment should be open-ended. There was, however, one heated exchange the media missed because it happened just after the hearing ended.