Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Dianne Feinstein & Mike Rogers vs. Obama on whether the Taliban has grown stronger during Obama's Presidency

After returning from from a recent fact-finding trip to Afghanistan, the leaders of the Senate and House intelligence committees, Sen. Dianne Feinstein and Rep. Mike Rogers, had some bad news to report: Contrary to President Obama's assertion that the Taliban's momentum has been broken as a result of his [failed] policies in Afghanistan, both Feinstein and Rogers said that the Taliban has grown stronger over the last three years.

During his visit to Afghanistan last week, the President said that the "tide [of the Taliban] had turned" and that "we broke the Taliban's momentum."

Feinstein and Rogers, however, disagreed with the President's campaign rhetoric.

"I think we'd both say that what we've found is that the Taliban is stronger," said Feinstein during an interview on Sunday. Rogers agreed with that assessment.