"But the second reason for withdrawal is the fact that we're spending $10-12 billion a month in Iraq. And the people here in Flint, Mich., who I'm going to be talking to, would like to see some of that investment made here at home. That's part of our overall national security posture is ensuring that we've got a strong economy. It is also of great concern that the situation in Afghanistan continues to deteriorate. We saw some of the signs of that this weekend, where you have a prison breakout of hundreds, you're continuing to see Al Qaeda and the Taliban strengthen themselves. That has to be part of the overall strategic equation as well."
ABC News' Sunlen Miller contributed to this report.