By Rand Paul
Obama acts as though we no longer have a Constitution
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta met with Kyrgyzstan's leaders to stress that America needs the continued use of the U.S. air base there beyond the end of its contract in 2014, largely as a transit center to bring troops home from Afghanistan.
He said the airport was a civilian, commercial enterprise.
that while Kyrgyzstan "has shown readiness" to support the U.S. and transit center after 2014, he said that after 2014 "there should be no military mission."