On December 4, 2014 Rep. Duncan of Tennessee asked for and was granted permission to address the United States House of Representatives for one minute regarding the war in Afghanistan:
“Mr. Speaker, columnist Roger Simon wrote the following in one of the Capitol Hill newspapers several weeks ago:
If you spent 13 years pounding money down a rathole with little to show for it, you might wake up one morning and say, “Hey, I am going to stop pounding money down this rathole.”
Unfortunately, the U.S. Government does not think that way. The U.S. Government wakes up every morning and says, “The rathole is looking a little bit empty today, let’s pound a few more billion dollars down there.” And when that rathole is Afghanistan, the billions are essentially without end.
He added that we have spent several billions trying to stop opium production there but that during U.S. occupation, drug production in Afghanistan has actually increased.
By one very conservative estimate, we have spent $753 billion on the war in Afghanistan since 2001. The defense bill today contains $63.7 billion for the overseas contingency account, meaning many billions more for the rathole in Afghanistan.
Mr. Speaker, when will we come to our senses?”
Source: Congressional Record
See related video: End Afghan War Now https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X03l4OD7TB4
See video: Afghanistan the “Graveyard of Empires” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8Xp5MsUL5s