Afghanistan

Kerry: 'Irresponsible' to Send More Troops

Sen. John Kerry said Saturday it would be "irresponsible" for President Obama to send more troops to Afghanistan while the country's presidential elections are still undecided. "Look, it would be entirely irresponsible for the president of the United States to commit more troops to this country, when we don't even have an election finished and know who the president is and what kind of government we're working in," said Kerry, chair of the Senate Foregin Relations Committee, speaking from Kabul. Allegations of election fraud have left the country in political uncertainty, and Taliban insurgents pose a considerable threat to the government’s stability as well. The U.S. commander in Afghanistan, Gen. Stanley McChrystal has recommended sending another 40,000 troops. Kerry's interview with CNN airs Sunday on State of the Union.