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Keep America Safe Ad: Obama's Taking 'More Risk' in Afghanistan

9:04 AM, Jul 12, 2011 • By DANIEL HALPER
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Keep America Safe is out today with a new ad, blasting the president for taking "more risk" in Afghanistan than his generals recommended:

Keep America Safe chair Liz Cheney released the following statement to accompany the ad:

“President Obama’s decision to precipitously withdraw American troops from Afghanistan is dangerous and reckless. He ignored his top military advisers and adopted a plan that is more aggressive, carries more risk, and could lead to more casualties. In setting a September 2012 deadline for troop withdrawal, President Obama has shown he cares more about leaving than about prevailing in Afghanistan. He has put politics before our troops, and he has once again put American security at risk.”

The ad will begin airing in Washington, D.C. today.

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