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Coakley: Terrorists "Are Not [in Afghanistan] Anymore, They Are in Yemen and Pakistan"

9:10 PM, Jan 11, 2010 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
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Martha Coakley opposes, and Scott Brown supports, the surge in Afghanistan. During tonight's debate, Coakley asserted that terrorists are no longer in Afghanistan--they've apparently all made their way to Yemen and Pakistan.

The Brown campaign sends out the clip and the transcipt:

MODERATOR: “Do you think we should withdraw? [from Afghanistan]”

COAKLEY: “I think we should plan an exit strategy, yes.”

MODERATOR: “And how would we succeed?”

COAKLEY: “I am not sure there is a way to succeed.  If the goal was and the vision in Afghanistan was to go in because we believe the Taliban was giving harbor to terrorists, we supported that, I supported that goal. They are gone, they are not there anymore, they are in apparently Yemen and Pakistan.  Let’s focus our efforts on where Al Qaeda is.”

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