Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) made an unannounced trip to Afghanistan this week to meet with military personnel, and said that the visit had opened her eyes and perhaps even softened her earlier opposition to President Barack Obama's timeline for withdrawal from Afghanistan.
According to Howard Fischer of Capitol Media Services, Brewer told reporters in a phone interview from Afghanistan that she had entered the country believing the president's plan to withdraw combat forces by September 2014 was too hasty.
"Today, I don't feel that way," she said, according to Fischer. Brewer went on to say that she'd defer to the experts on the broader considerations of the timetable.
"I feel very, very confident that they are doing what [commanders and service members] believe is right ... and they are doing it the right way," Brewer said.