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Wars Emerge as 2012 Issue

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Rep. Christopher Murphy's Senate campaign is driven by the same anti-war sentiment that fueled his run for the House in 2006.

But back in Connecticut, 20 months before the polls open, Murphy says the lack of attention to Afghanistan is remarkable.

When I hold a town hall meeting, there are places where the Afghan war doesnt come up at all, he said. I hope people understand that when were spending $100 billion per year in Afghanistan, thats money we cant spend to rebuild our economy at home.

He continued: 2012 will mark a 10-year commitment in Afghanistan. I dont think the people of Connecticut ever anticipated spending a decade in Afghanistan.

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