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During the House recess over the holidays, Rep. Bill Huizenga (R-Mich.) was part of a congressional delegation that visited military leaders and troops in Afghanistan.
"I wanted to make sure they know they're not forgotten ... also, wanting to get a sense of what the progress is in Afghanistan."
Huizenga tells WND what he observed in the progress of our military campaign and the training of Afghan forces. He also addresses the debate over the timetable for drawing down American troops and whether the Taliban is our enemy.
"Frankly, they've had a decision made for them by the president ... the biggest concern is who is going to fill that void ... if it's the Taliban that comes back in and al-Qaida, we're in trouble."
Huizenga also tells us why he's "cautiously optimistic" about the ability of Afghans to eventually provide their own security.