Basin Residents React to President Obama's Announcement

Dr. Lawrence Mayer a political science professor at Texas Tech told Big 2 News the President really had no choice.

Written by: Jessica Behnham

Midland—President Barack Obama announced this evening at West Point Academy that he’ll be sending 30,000 additional troops to Afghanistan. Big 2 News hit the streets in the Permian Basin to find out peoples’ reactions.

“I think it's wrong and they shouldn’t. They barely sent some back home,” said Odessa resident Veronica Franco.

Others said the President made the right call.

“Actually I think it's a good idea. I think we need to go there and finish what we started and help to finish the war so we can bring everyone home safe,” said Basin resident Kara Rawls.

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