Washington, D.C. - Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today after the Obama Administration announced the signing of the U.S-Afghanistan Strategic Partnership Agreement:
“The signing of the U.S.-Afghanistan Strategic Partnership Agreement advances President Obama's efforts to return the responsibility for Afghan security to the Afghan people. Many of us in Congress have been steadfast in expressing our opposition to an extended military presence in Afghanistan; this agreement moves us toward the day when all U.S. troops have been brought safely home.
“We have come to this moment because of the bravery of our troops and the sacrifices they and their families have been willing to make. In Afghanistan, and around the world, they have performed excellently.
“One year ago, with the death of Osama bin Laden, President Obama sent a clear message that we will pursue those who intend to do our nation harm and will never lose focus on our responsibility to keep our nation safe.
“President Obama has reiterated his commitment to the security of the American people and to end the war in Afghanistan responsibly.”