Goodbye to Brussels
Today is our final day in Brussels. We are on the way to the airport, ready to fly back home. It has been a rewarding weekend, full of dialogue and insight, and I am happy that I led this delegation. A side benefit: I have gotten to know some of my fellow Senators better, including John McCain, who sat across from me on the flight over here.
I and a couple of other Members were briefed this morning by Richard Holbrooke, the Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, on the emerging results of the Administration's 60 day review of U.S. Policy towards these two nations. While the results are not final -- the President has yet to sign off on them -- Holbrooke painted a sobering picture for us. I urged the Administration to communicate to the American people in a clear fashion our goals and objectives and our ultimate exit strategy. Any strategy for success must have the sustained support of the American people.
I hope you have enjoyed this series of updates from my trip to the Brussels Forum. I look forward to updating you in the future via blogging on my efforts to better serve the people of Pennsylvania.