It's not very often news breaks on HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher, but the season premiere Friday night did just that. Rep. Maxine Waters, a California Democrat who co-founded the Out of Iraq Caucus, told Maher she is concerned about President Obama's announcement he is sending 17,000 more troops and support to Afghanistan. She was a Hillary Clinton backer during the primary fight, but said lots of complimentary things about Obama on Maher's show until she started talking about Afghanistan. Waters said the members of Congress' Progressive Caucus plan to tell Obama about their fears. "We don't want to substitute Afghanistan for Iraq," she said. "We don't want to send our young people off to war without really understanding what we're doing ... what I'm worried about is an expansion," Waters said.
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