Pelosi wants faster troop withdrawal 

Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Sunday he is hoping for a "fairly limited" drawdown of troops next summer, when U.S. forces are expected to leave Afghanistan.

Gates told ABC's This Week said the speed of the troop pullout could accelerate, "But it will depend on the conditions on the ground."

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., appearing separately on the same program disagreed with Vice President Joe Biden, who said last month that the withdrawal could involve as few as a couple of thousand troops.

"I hope it is more than that," Pelosi said. "I know it's not going to be, 'Turn out the lights and let's all go home on one day,' but I do think the American people expect it to be somewhere between that and a few thousand troops."

Pelosi has faced increasing anger over the duration, scope and cost of the war from her large faction of liberal Democrats.

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