Texas Straight Talk: Corruption/Economic Waste in Afghanistan

Congressman Ron Paul comments on how the war in Afghanistan is destroying the U.S. economy in the latest edition of his weekly column, Texas Straight Talk.

Last week, GOP chairman Michael Steele came under fire for daring to say what a lot of Americans already know – that our involvement in Afghanistan is an ill-advised quagmire with no end in sight.  After nearly 10 years and approaching $1 trillion spent, the conflict is going nowhere because there is nowhere for it to go.  After all, if victory is never really defined, defeat is inevitable.

With our economy at home in serious trouble, this wasteful occupation is something we clearly cannot afford.

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