Afghanistan Withdrawal: 'Congress Is Almost Always Impatient,' Robert Gates Says

Although many in Congress see the war in Afghanistan as too costly, "the cost of failure" is high and decisions should not be made using short-term thinking, Defense Secretary Robert Gates told ABC News' Diane Sawyer during an exclusive interview in Kabul, Afghanistan. "We've invested a huge amount of money here. We've invested 1,254 lives up to this point. So what's the cost of getting it wrong," said Gates. "Congress is almost always impatient. I remember in the spring of 2007, people...Full Story
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