Fox guest on possible troop withdrawal from Afghanistan: “The solution is more blood, sweat, and tears”  

From the August 2 edition of Fox News' America's Newsroom

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JOHN HANNAH (FORMER VP CHENEY NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER): The president, you know, is signaling that he wants done with this. There may be some kind of remnant of counter-terror mission here, but I think the danger is that once we withdraw our support for the Afghan government on the basis of a very phony promise from the Taliban that they are not going to try and reestablish their jihadist tyranny -- and in very much in cooperation still with Al Qaeda, that once that Afghan government is brought down, Taliban, Al Qaeda come back. It's going to be infinitely hard for the United States to conduct an effective counter-terrorism mission without an Afghan government there. 

BILL HEMMER (CO-ANCHOR): I apologize for the interruption there. Do you have a better solution then, John? 

HANNAH: No, I mean, listen, the solution is more blood, sweat, and tears. I think the mission in Afghanistan, as frustrating and as long as it's been, Bill, with those several thousand troops there supporting an Afghan government -- we're not in the front lines doing the fighting -- I still think it's a sustainable mission if you believe that things can actually get much, much worse. But it needs a president who actually believes that avoiding a Taliban/Al Qaeda resurgence in the place that spawned 9/11 is important enough to continue this kind of sacrifice.

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