Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Congress Doing Its Job!

Congress is starting to exercise its oversight functions regarding aid and plans for Afghanistan and Pakistan. Special envoy Richard Holbrooke faced some tough questions at his oft-delayed Senate Foreign Relations Hearing. Good for them. 
However, no matter what the plans for those two countries, and no matter who is leading the NATO forces in Afghanistan, they will need significant resources. Congress should ask many tough questions and make sure a plan with significant benchmarks is in place, but it should not hold up approving the aid or else the best plan in the world would fall flat. 

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