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Sen. Rand Paul: If Trump Ends War in Afghanistan, Nobel Committee Should Give Him Obama’s Peace Prize

Craig Bannister
By Craig Bannister | August 16, 2019 | 3:00 PM EDT

Sen. Rand Paul
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Since President Barack Obama escalated the U.S. war in Afghanistan, the Nobel Committee should take back his peace prize and give it to President Donald Trump, if Trump ends the war, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) says.

On Friday, Sen. Paul posted the following tweet:

“Obama got a Nobel Peace Prize and subsequently sent 100,000 US troops to ramp up war in Afghanistan. If @realDonaldTrump ends the war, the Nobel Committee should retrieve Obama’s peace prize and give it to Trump!”

In his tweet, Sen. Paul linked to an article in The Washington Post declaring: “Trump plans Friday meeting to make arrangements for withdrawal from Afghanistan.”

According to The Post, Trump is planning “a phased withdrawal of U.S. forces” to “end the longest U.S. war:

“President Donald Trump plans to meet Friday with Cabinet officials and other senior national security advisers to begin making arrangements for a step-by-step U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, a person familiar with the president's plan said.

“A second U.S. official said Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is among Cabinet officials who will meet with Trump and Vice President Mike Pence at Trump's New Jersey golf resort.

“The session will review results of months of diplomatic outreach by Trump's special envoy, former U.S. Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad, and military plans to begin a phased withdrawal of U.S. forces and end the longest U.S. war.”

 

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