Sen. Sherrod Brown on Afghanistan: “I think we’ve been there too long”

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Sen. Sherrod Brown on Afghanistan: “I think we’ve been there too long”

The Hill – Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) says opposition to the war in the Afghanistan is increasing among Democrats in the Senate and predicts a major push in the upper chamber to force a U.S. withdrawal to begin in earnest by this summer.

In an interview with ABC's Jonathan Karl, Brown said he will pressure President Obama to remove a sizable number of American troops from Afghanistan starting, as promised, in July.

"One of the most important things is staying on schedule starting in July on withdrawing troops from Afghanistan, because, one, it's not working so well, and second, because of the cost of that to American taxpayers," Brown said. "I think the withdrawal begins in earnest, and a systematic withdrawal of troops out of Afghanistan. I think we've been there too long."

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