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Tulsi Gabbard clashes with Tim Ryan on Afghanistan, says will stay involved in the country, is ‘unacceptable’

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U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard from Hawaii back to beat Democratic presidential rival Tim Ryan in the first Democratic presidential debate on Wednesday in Miami, according to the Ohio Democrat said, the United States must remain engaged in Afghanistan.

“We have engaged in this,” Ryan said in answer to a question on the long war in Afghanistan. “We need our State Department active. We have committed our military to the extent that you will need.”

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Gabbard, who served in Iraq as a member of the Hawaii Army National Guard, said Ryan, his comments were “not acceptable.”

“Is that what you tell the parents of the two soldiers that were just killed in Afghanistan?”, she said. “‘Now, we just need to be activated.’ As a soldier, I will tell you, the answer is unacceptable. We have to have our troops home from Afghanistan. We are in a place in Afghanistan where we have lost so many lives. We spent so much money.”

Ryan replied that he wishes that the US must not be involved in the country, but said it remains necessary.

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“I don’t want to deal with,” he said. “I wish we were all spending this money in places that I have been represented completely and we were with the restoration. But the reality is that, if the United States does not engage the Taliban to grow. And you have bigger, bolder, more terrorist acts. We have some presence.”

Ten Democratic presidential candidates participated in the NBC debate Wednesday night. Ten other candidates are to debate on Thursday. Four candidates were not invited.

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