facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

North tells GOP more Afghan troops needed

Oct. 28, 2009 at 2:11 PM   |   Comments

| License Photo
WASHINGTON, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- Former U.S. National Security Council aide Oliver North has told Republican lawmakers the United States needs to send more troops to Afghanistan, witnesses say.

Attendees at a House Republican Conference meeting held Tuesday told the Washington publication Politico North addressed the meeting on the topic of Afghanistan, telling lawmakers that Gen. Stanley McChrystal is correct in his assessment that more troops need to be sent or the insurgents will win.

"Basically, his point was unless we put the troops in there, it's lost," Rep. Hal Rogers, R-Ky., told the newspaper.

North, now a political commentator and author, was an aide to former President Ronald Reagan in the 1980s who was convicted of three counts of trying to cover up an administration scheme to sell arms to Iran and divert the profits to the Nicaraguan counter-revolutionaries known as the Contras. Such aid had been banned by Congress. North's convictions were later overturned.

"Colonel North is someone who enjoys the very broad respect of the House Republican Conference," Republican Conference Chairman Mike Pence of Indiana told Politico.

© 2009 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
California officer allegedly stole nude photos during arrest California officer allegedly stole nude photos during arrest
2
New submarine set for commissioning New submarine set for commissioning
3
[UPDATE] Two Calif. deputies killed, two others shot [UPDATE] Two Calif. deputies killed, two others shot
4
Lumberton grandpa shoots granddaughter's would-be rapist Lumberton grandpa shoots granddaughter's would-be rapist
5
Ottawa assault: PM went to closet, MPs made spears from flagpoles Ottawa assault: PM went to closet, MPs made spears from flagpoles
Trending News
Around the Web
x
Feedback