After nearly 17 years of war Afghanistan, it is apparent our nation-building efforts there have failed and will continue to fail.
Earlier this month, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, chaired a hearing of the Senate Subcommittee on Federal Spending Oversight and Emergency Management entitled “Afghanistan in Review: Oversight of U.S. Spending in Afghanistan.”
With congressional appropriations approaching $900 billion for the ongoing war in Afghanistan, including about $126 billion for Afghanistan reconstruction and more than $750 billion committed for military operations in the country, there is certainly a great deal of oversight needed.
In an unfortunate symbolism of the abysmal oversight the war has had from the purported representatives of the American people, Paul was the only senator at the hearing during its second half.