Wicker goes to Afghanistan and Pakistan

The lawmakers spent Sunday at several remote U.S. and allied forward operating bases in Afghanistan, where they met with American and British military commanders. The delegation also met with Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai in Kabul on Saturday.

On Friday, the group’s itinerary included meetings in Islamabad, Pakistan, with President Ali Asif Zardari and Prime Minister Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani.

The delegation was led by Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. Other members included Sens. Mike Crapo, R-Idaho., and Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska., as well as Rep. Mike Castle, R-Del.

AP
1/11/10