Scott Brown going to Afghanistan for National Guard training


Over at WaPo, Rachel Weiner is reporting that GOP Senator Scott Brown is going to Afghanistan. He's a lieutenant colonel in the Massachusetts Army National Guard, and has chosen to do his annual two weeks of training there. It will be his first deployment to a war zone.

Timing is everything:

“Following in the tradition of other lawmakers who have completed their military service requirements overseas, this year I have requested to conduct my annual training in Afghanistan...  Doing so will help me to better understand our ongoing mission in that country, and provide me first-hand experience for my duties on the Senate Armed Services, Homeland Security, and Veterans Affairs committees.”

  • Anonymous

    Earlier today Fox had (D-MA) after his name. Is he too liberal for them?

  • Jpatuo11

    Sorry bout this but best we can do is hope Tea Party goes after him and co opt him as a Dem, There's alot worse, I actually think his instincts are ok, but he's been drinkin the Kool "Aid for a long time , may need to sweat it out of him