Huntsman campaign jabs at Pawlenty over Afghanistan

Townhall.com Staff
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Posted: Jun 27, 2011 4:40 PM
Huntsman campaign jabs at Pawlenty over Afghanistan
Washington (CNN) - Jon Huntsman's presidential campaign is firing back at a top aide to Republican rival Tim Pawlenty who suggested Monday that Huntsman's skepticism about the ongoing U.S. mission in Afghanistan is "isolationist." In a Monday appearance on MSNBC, Pawlenty senior adviser Phil Musser previewed a "major" foreign policy speech that former Minnesota governor is slated to deliver tomorrow at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. Musser said Pawlenty plans to "push back the isolationist strand that we are seeing in Republican Party," a remark that appeared to be aimed, in part, at Huntsman?s call for swift troop reductions in Afghanistan.