Himes weighs in on Obama’s Afghanistan speech before the prez delivers it

Rep. Jim Himes isn’t waiting to hear what President Barack Obama has to say about U.S. troop levels in Afghanistan tomorrow night. He’s weighing in now, a full 24 hours before the president’s scheduled speech tomorrow night.

In a pre-speech statement, the 4th District Democrat hinted that he might not be too happy with what Obama has to say.

“We continue to sacrifice too many American lives and spend too much money fighting a never-ending conflict in Afghanistan,” Himes said in his Tuesday statement. “The scope of our mission there is both too large and unclear, and it’s time to redirect our attention and resources toward our economy, deficit reduction and desperately-needed investment here at home.”