On Friday, Rachel Maddow played a clip of Cpl. Aaron Mankin speaking about the plight of returning veterans at the IAVA Sixth Annual Heroes Gala. Maddow argued that the national attitude about the war in Afghanistan is such that it’s time to test the political will in Congress to withdraw American troops from Afghanistan earlier than the end-of-2014 timeline.
Time to test political will for early withdrawal from Afghanistan
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