The Afghanistan Scam
If you haven’t read the “Afghanistan Papers” investigation published by The Washington Post this week, I recommend you do. It exposes the betrayal and failed leadership of successive administrations. And points to the urgent need for a commander-in-chief who has the necessary experience, understanding, and foresight to bring about a sea change in our foreign policy.
After you read it, think about what the $4 billion in American taxpayer dollars spent every MONTH in Afghanistan has gotten us...
... And who has profited and continues to profit from this war,
... And all the troops who are still there,
... And all the families who have welcomed their wife, son, daughter, or husband back home at Dover Air Force Base, in a coffin draped in an American flag.
Do you feel betrayed? Lied to? You should. But it is not enough for us to feel frustrated or angry. We need to do something about it.
I’m calling on you to join me in ending once and for all the longstanding, failed foreign policy of carrying out regime change wars, overthrowing dictators we don’t like, and spending trillions rebuilding those foreign nations instead of our own. Will you stand with me?
This expose should be a wakeup call to our nation. It lays bare, in excruciating detail, the insanity of the foreign policy establishment:
- The negligence of paper pushers in the Pentagon who saw billions of dollars flow past their desk with nothing to show for it and kept signing checks.
- The greed of the military industrial complex that kept lapping up that money - our money - while America crumbled around them, with no shame.
- The unimaginable hubris of leaders who thought they could invade a country that has been called the “Graveyard of Empires” with no clear objective or strategy, and prevail.
Ending this insanity is why I decided to run for president: To expose the lies of the Military Industrial Complex, to bring our troops home, to only send them to fight wars worthy of their great sacrifice, to lead us away from deadly, costly, counterproductive regime change wars and nation building and towards a future where we work hand in hand for peace, human dignity and true equality. To reinvest those TRILLIONS of dollars back here, at home, on the urgent needs of our people.
I am the only candidate in this race who has been speaking truth to power about the rot in the military industrial complex. Nobody has been listening. Now the undeniable evidence is out — and I need your help to make sure it never gets swept under the rug again.
My personal commitment to you is that I will end these wars, and reinvest those trillions in taxpayer dollars back into the urgent needs of the American people. In housing, healthcare, education, green jobs and infrastructure and in our ailing communities.
I will put an end to this insanity that has cost us so much.
I hope you will join me.