UPDATED 5:06 PM PT — Thursday, February 13, 2020
On Thursday, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) drew further attention to the alleged mismanagement of the war in Afghanistan. On Twitter, the Kentucky lawmaker said his subcommittee on financial spending held a hearing on the Afghanistan Papers, which were recently released to the media.
Sen. Paul then shared a video message, in which he said the 18-year-long war cost the U.S. $1 trillion. He also went on to state the effort was impaired by what he called a “lack of clear or achievable objectives.”
Paul then said it’s time to end the Afghanistan war.
It's time to come home. pic.twitter.com/Ack5xOZ2K5
— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) February 14, 2020
“What the Afghanistan Papers make crystal clear is that doing nothing is no longer an option for a U.S. senator or representative with a conscious,” stated Paul. “It’s time to bring our soldiers home, declare the victory they achieved right from the start and end America’s longest war.”
The senator also said Congress owes a debt to the thousands of troops who died in the war and the tens of thousands who were wounded in battle.