President Obama used his weekly address to highlight his trip this week to Afghanistan and call on Congress to use half the money the nation is no longer spending on war to pay down our debt, and use the other half on infrastructure projects to help create jobs and spur the still-sputtering economy.

“After more than a decade of wear, it is time to focus on nation building here at home,” he said in the address.

The president repeated his appreciation for the military’s sacrifices and services and credited their commitment to turning the tide of war in Afghanistan and for killing Osama bin Ladenand depleting its leadership ranks.

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