Man oh man, I can’t criticize what he’s saying, but you have to wonder where Rep. Jason Chaffetz has been for the last decade or so.
Not in the House of Representatives that long, but he reads the paper, right? Or maybe he only watches news stations that make the War in Afghanistan look good, I dunno.
Rep. Chaffetz just got back from checking out the war zone in Afghanistan and other places and he says there is not enough evidence that the billions, we’ve spent building aid projects in that country for the last decade have actually been spent on aid projects.
Where did the money go? All he had to do was take a drive around Kabul and check out the mansions outside of town. Mud roads go by, but behind the fences the mansions are luxurious. Recent news stories said billions was being siphoned off by, among others, the brother of President Karzai, who blocks efforts to investigate the corruption.
And all this has been going on since we invaded the place in 2001. The nation is ruled by warlords who take their percentage off of everything, and their pals are drug lords, and the politicians are bought off by all of them. We support it and call it democracy because they’re willing to say they hate the Taliban which, let us not forget, is supported (yes still) by our allies in peace, the Pakistanis, to whom we give several billion dollars a year as well.
I’m glad to see Rep. Chaffetz finally waking up. I wish the rest of his GOP bretheren would do the same, realize the war is a waste of good time, money and lives, and do the good solid conservative thing and get us out.