IDAHO STATE JOURNAL — What standard must be met to bring troops home?

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U.S. Senator Jim Risch, R-Idaho, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, has mastered the political art of double-speak. In Boise at a Chamber of Commerce luncheon, he expressed his commitment to bringing our troops home from the endless wars in the middle east saying, “I am through nation building with countries that don’t want it!”

Immediately before these comments, and again right after, Risch sang a much different tune in Washington. Three times in 90 days, Risch and the powerful “War Caucus” voted against withdrawing our troops from Afghanistan, Yemen, Syria and Iraq.

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