One of the harsher critics of US counterterrorism policy is US Sen. Russell Feingold (D) of Wisconsin, who is as critical of Obama's Afghanistan policy as he was of President Bush's Iraq policy. Senator Feingold has said since shortly after the 9/11 terrorist attacks that prolonged military operations in Islamic countries cause the US to become bogged down and lose sight of extremist threats popping up elsewhere.CSM, 01/05/2010
In a Dec. 2 letter to Obama explaining his opposition to the president's Afghanistan troop build-up, Feingold said, "Al Qaeda and its affiliates are located in Yemen, Somalia, North Africa, and other places around the world."
"Rather than investing so many of our resources in Afghanistan, we should pursue a comprehensive, global counterterrorism strategy," he said.
On the other hand, you have Ron Johnson, who believes making such statements is inappropriate to the role of a United States Senator.
Johnson's structural views of government apparently have something to do with the Framers of the Constitution not being accountants.