Time Has Come to Leave Afghanistan, Says Congressman Garamendi

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Congressman John Garamendi (D-Calif.) told The UpTake at Netroots Nation yesterday that the Obama administration needs to withdraw troops from Afghanistan. The death of Osama bin Laden, Hamid Karzai’s corrupt government in Kabul, and the U.S. military’s huge and ominous footprint in the war-torn country all make the case for pulling, Garamendi said.

Jacob Wheeler

In addition to shooting videos for The UpTake, Jacob Wheeler is a contributing editor at the progressive political magazine In These Times, publishes the Glen Arbor Sun in his native Michigan, and authored "Between Light and Shadow," a recent book about the Guatemalan adoption industry. Wheeler's stories have appeared in such magazines as the Utne Reader, Earth Island Journal, Rotarian and Teaching Tolerance magazine, and newspapers including the San Francisco Chronicle and Christian Science Monitor. He speaks fluent Spanish, German and Danish.

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