Rep. Markey was heartened by President Obama’s decision to end the war in Iraq and deliver on his pledge that all U.S. combat troops will be removed from the country. Rep. Markey had opposed any funding for the war that did not include concrete benchmarks for withdrawal.
Similarly, Rep. Markey believes the conflict in Afghanistan has cost far too much in lives and dollars. We honor the sacrifice and service of all of the men and women who serve in Afghanistan. They fight bravely and under difficult circumstances, but the cost of this war has been too high. Now it is time to bring home the brave warriors serving in Afghanistan.