US Rep. Frank Guinta's statement on President Obama's Speech

(Washington – June 22, 2011)    Rep. Frank Guinta (NH-01) released the following statement after President Obama’s televised address to the nation:

“President Obama’s decision is welcome news to those whose loved ones are serving in Afghanistan.  Like them, I want to see American troops return home as soon as possible.  I sincerely hope the President’s decision to drawdown U.S. troops comes from the best advice of American generals in the field, and serves our country’s best interests as well.  Decisions of this magnitude should be based on the situation on the ground, not on arbitrary dates on a calendar.   I hope that will be the basis for all future decisions regarding Afghanistan as well.”