Fri Feb 14, 2020, 07:53 PM

GOP Senators Rip Afghanistan War: $1 Trillion Spent And We Cannot Show Any Progress

Two key Republican senators, channeling President Trump, this week decried the continued U.S. presence in Afghanistan, arguing that, after 19 years, the goals are muddled, the costs in money and lives unjustifiably high, and the accomplishments unclear.

“I want to find a way to end the war,” said Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, a longtime opponent of the war.

Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley added, “If we cannot show any progress on any metric — we’ve invested $1 trillion. We’ve lost thousands of lives. I don’t understand. The American people have been hugely patient, hugely patient. I just don’t see what’s going on here.”

Their comments came during a Tuesday afternoon Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs subcommittee hearing on the costs of the war and the hundreds of pages of audits showing deep corruption and waste in the nation.

Paul’s latest call for a troop withdrawal came just hours after he joined Trump and Vice President Mike Pence at Dover Air Force Base to honor two soldiers killed in Afghanistan. The scene was grim, with grieving family members greeting the caskets.



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rampartb Feb 15 #1

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Sat Feb 15, 2020, 05:20 AM

1. this has been obvious for many years

19 years of this waste is enough.

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