McCain warns of "slippery slope" of sending troops to Africa
October 16th, 2011
03:07 PM ET

McCain warns of "slippery slope" of sending troops to Africa

Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona on Sunday questioned the president’s recent order to send American troops to central Africa, saying the move could put the United States on a slippery slope.

“I worry about, with the best of intentions, that we somehow get engaged in a commitment that we can't get out of,” McCain said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

This week, President Barack Obama ordered about 100 U.S. military personnel to aid in the hunt and removal of Joseph Kony, head of the Lord’s Resistance Army, better known as the “LRA.”


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  1. helenecha

    If LRA is bait, what's the point of sending American troops there? It is said the United States has provided more than $40 million in support of regional military efforts there. Oh, it's not easy.

    October 16, 2011 at 10:33 pm | Reply
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