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Posted at 11:55 AM ET, 06/23/2011

Obama’s Afghanistan speech: ‘Spend at home,’ but how? (Poll)


U.S. 1st Sgt. Victor Rivera of Viper Company (Bravo), 1-26 Infantry, talks to the troops during a formation at Combat Outpost Sabari in Khost province. (By Ted Aljibe/AFP/Getty Images)
On Wednesday night, President Obama announced his plan to bring 33,000 troops home from Afghanistan, saying, “America, it is time to focus on nation-building here at home.”

It’s a turnaround from his 2009 decision to send in a “surge” of troops and appears to accept the impatience of a war-weary nation and Congress. He said the nation has spent more than $1 trillion on war over the past decade. Now that the money can be diverted back to our economically strapped nation, how do you think the U.S. should use the savings from the Afghanistan drawback? Should we spend it, save it, or use it to pay off the debt?

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