View Full Version : GOP Rep. Walter Jones says ‘let’s declare victory and bring our troops home’

05-03-2011, 09:37 AM
WASHINGTON – Republican Rep. Walter Jones (NC) told Raw Story that the death of Osama bin Laden gives the United States an opportunity to "declare victory" and pull out of Afghanistan.

"I hope, after taking out bin Laden, that maybe President Obama will feel better about bringing our troops home," Jones said in an interview Monday evening, while complimenting the president and the military for a job well done.

"If bin Laden was the leader of al Qaeda, well we took the leader out. And there are so few al Qaeda in Afghanistan, their presence is so limited," added Jones, a vocal opponent of the Afghan occupation. "We could declare victory today. We have eliminated the leader of al Qaeda, bin Laden. He's now dead. So let's declare victory and start bringing our troops home."


05-03-2011, 09:39 AM
Excellent. I hope other Republicans follow suit.

05-03-2011, 09:40 AM
I say that too.

Go, Jones!

05-03-2011, 10:20 AM
Bravo. Hopefully more politicians have the courage to stand with him and Ron Paul on that matter.

05-03-2011, 10:21 AM
Bravo! Need more voices like this.

05-03-2011, 10:42 AM
Nice job by Jones. Anyone think he will endorse Ron for the presidency in 2012? I know they are friends.

05-03-2011, 11:14 AM
I think without a doubt that Walter would endorse Ron.

05-03-2011, 11:27 AM
Time to send all of those TSA agents to the unemployment lines.

05-03-2011, 11:37 AM
Great! This gives us something to call in with and not mention Ron Paul. While I'm all for pushing Ron Paul, sometimes I think it's more effective if we push his ideas from other sources.

05-03-2011, 11:39 AM
Finally! The Tea Party is still alive and well and is not uniting with Obama like everyone did with Bush after 9-11.