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As thousands of US forces get ready to leave Afghanistan over the next six months -- top lawmakers one Democrat one Republican.
Warning and a new report that the -- about is actually growing stronger.
Wyoming senator John -- reacts now chairman of the senate Republican policy committee sir good morning.
Do you what do you mean that how -- files growing stronger makes sense of that.
Well I mean its interest -- because the president was just in Afghanistan last week in saying the tide had turned -- momentum had shifted.
But yet the bipartisan intelligence committee and the chairman a Democrat from California.
Who just got back from Afghanistan and said no mister president -- -- -- body is getting stronger it is.
Hugely concerning to the American people and we -- to get to the bottom of this and get the answers we want it straight we don't look this isn't telling is one thing in the intelligence committee.
Telling us something very this was the president's assessment last week in Kabul the tide had turned.
That we broke the -- -- momentum.
Is that not true.
-- that's what the president said and you know I know the president reads the polls in the polls say that 60% of Americans think he's doing about poor -- fair job in Afghanistan.
The concern is we don't want Afghanistan to be a haven.
For terrorist attacks is a new report out this morning bill that talks about the release of these strategic detainees.
Bad guys who were being sent back because they've quote promised.
To not attack us again if it's it's very concerning.
Osama bin Laden the letters in -- that have been released last Friday from before his death.
Are telling the bad guys to go from Pakistan to Afghanistan.
To avoid being hit by US.
Drones who -- attacking in.
The American people just want the truth and we hear one thing from the president.
Who's focused on his reelection we hear another thing from the intelligence committee bipartisan.
Republicans and Democrats.
House and senate who have just gotten back the American people want him.
You just show our viewers know this is Dianne Feinstein the Democrat from California alone Mike Rogers Republican from Michigan.
She says quote I think we both say that what we found.
Is that the -- -- stronger.
-- there 88000 Americans fighting that war in Afghanistan now most combat troops are expected to leave by the end of the year 2014.
Is -- your expectation that this move would be reversed or not.
Well the president's gonna make that decision but I wish he would make the decision.
Based on the facts on the ground -- what is that the facts of the war as opposed to his political timetable.
Lined up to the election.
And the president made a decision to remove all of the troops from Iraq.
The advice of military leaders I would hope that the president would listen to the military leaders on the ground and make the decision that's in the best interest of the American people.
To avoid having Afghanistan become once again a haven for terrorists to use to attack that as you well know Afghan.
-- is only part of the issue the other -- issues Pakistan.
That do you get a sense that we have made inroads with that government in terms of cooperation.
Well you know it gets you sick you take a look at the fact that Osama bin Laden was kind of hiding in plain sight.
In Pakistan it does make you wonder if they were either incompetent or in -- -- And here we are just past the one year anniversary of the death of Osama bin Laden.
I think that the jury's still out one Pakistan is a lot more that needs to be done do you think this administration is willing to.
To work with the Pakistani government in order to get something done before the election.
It because the point you're making is that the president's been distracted by his own re election.
I think the president is focused entirely on his own.
Reelection and I think when it comes to Pakistan we've done some things to say that money that is going to Pakistan.
-- not gonna go there or has to be used in a way to make sure we get the results that we need in Pakistan.
And I think that the jury is still.
Senator I appreciate your time this morning keep an -- to on this American held hostages out video out there certainly are aware of it.
If you have not seen -- we played it a bit earlier today don't we await the fate of that man two is being held somewhere in that country senator thank you.
John harassing on the hill there you go you bet --
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