Ever since America established a presence in Afghanistan in 2001, we’ve been led to believe that our best efforts were paying off. The Taliban seemed to be under control, rebuilding the country’s infrastructure was going well and America was controlling the nation’s highly-lucrative opium trade. For nearly 20 years, we the people have received news of progress and improvements.
A recent report just flipped that narrative on its head.
It turns out that, while there have been some improvements to Afghanistan as a whole, the cost is much higher than we were led to believe.
775,000 of our troops deployed.
2,400 American lives lost.
Over 20,000 Americans wounded.
38,000 civilians killed.
Rumsfeld in 2003: “I have no visibility into who the bad guys are.”
18 years later it’s time to get out. Now. https://t.co/f03vbPCnQB
— Ro Khanna (@RoKhanna) December 9, 2019
At the same time, Liberals are attempting to, at least partially, pin the blame on Trump. Former Congressman Ron Paul of Texas openly criticized our nation’s continued presence in the region. Unfortunately for lefties, Trump made reference to Paul’s critiques nearly a decade ago.
Trump told us nearly 10 years ago about Afghanistan https://t.co/a6BPE8tAi6
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) December 9, 2019
Maybe the public discourse would be a little more honest if only Liberals would do some homework rather than looking for a scapegoat.
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