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Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich on Afghanistan

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Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich on Afghanistan

The recent massacre of Afghan civilians by a U.S. Sergeant has taken its toll on the American public's support of the ongoing war in Afghanistan. This week Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich stated President Obama may be delaying the inevitable and it may be time to speed up troop withdrawals.

For Mr. Santorum this is a change from his previous positions. In a debate in Iowa last August he characterized President Obama's plan to begin withdrawing troops this year as premature.

As recently as last summer Newt Gingrich advocated that the U.S. did not have enough troops in Afghanistan to wage a successful war. Two weeks ago he changed his position saying the Afghans "were going to have to figure out how to live [their] own miserable life."

We updated Mr. Gingrich and Mr. Santorum's positions.

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