A (Temporary) Gubernatorial “Deployment”: Bravo, Governor
There probably isn’t a single policy issue about which I agree with Governor Chafee. But this is a very good thing that he is doing.
Governor Chafee is visiting with Rhode Island troops deployed in Kuwait, Iraq and Afghanistan this week as part of a tour sponsored by the U.S. Department of Defense.
“They were grateful to see a Rhode Islander, to see the governor come out and pay an interest in what they’re doing in Kuwait, what they’re doing here in Afghanistan,” Gov. Chafee said Wednesday by satellite from Bagram Air Base. “I was surprised how grateful they were that someone was showing an interest and listening to the challenges they’re facing.”
The trip began with a meeting with U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta at the Pentagon before heading overseas.