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McCain says U.S. and allies can't give up Afghan fight

WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. John McCain says too much is at stake in Afghanistan for the United States and its allies to give up the fighting there. And he says he hopes President Barack Obama "will make the right decision."

On a day when Obama is holding talks top advisers on war strategy, his Republican opponent in last year's presidential election said "time is not on our side, so we need a decision (on sending additional troops) pretty quickly."

Interviewed Wednesday on ABC's "Good Morning America," McCain said some of the counterinsurgency strategies deployed in Iraq must be utilized in Afghanistan and said "the Karzai government has to clean up its act." The Arizona Republican said the debate is between counterinsurgency and counterterrorism strategies, saying the latter will not work.


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