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Sessions: Obama Handling of U.S. Troops in Afghanistan ‘Malpractice’

In an interview with Mobile, AL CBS affiliate WKRG’s Alison Spann that aired late Friday, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) criticized President Barack Obama’s handling of the situation in Afghanistan in the wake of his announcement on Thursday that he is extending the U.S. military presence in the war-torn nation through “most of next year.”

According to the junior Alabama senator, Obama’s action are “malpractice.”

“[It’s] almost malpractice for a military plan to have a fixed date for departure against an enemy who can lay back, wait to leave and move forward,” Sessions said. “It’s just malpractice. It’s horrible.”

“The way they have conducted the withdrawal has been very damaging,” he continued. “I think to our effort, had we done it differently we would be in a lot better shape today.”

Sessions warned that without U.S. help, Afghanistan could once again be another base for terrorism.

“We’ve stood should to shoulder with good people in Afghanistan and Iraq,” he added. “And that commitment is deep … Without our help, a determined violent minority, the Taliban could topple that government and create another base for worldwide terrorism.”

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