Afghanistan Boondoggles Get Rep. Walter Jones’ Goat

Rep. Walter Jones (R-NC), speaking Tuesday at a hearing of the US House Armed Services Committee, returned to a subject he has addressed many times — the US government’s incredible waste of money and lives in Afghanistan. Providing one example to illustrate the “boondoggles” that permeate US activity in Afghanistan, Jones shed light on the six million dollars the US spent on a program involving importing “rare blonde Italian goats” to Afghanistan. The pricey goats, Jones relates, may have then just been eaten instead of being used to boost the cashmere industry in Afghanistan.

Jones, who is a Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity Advisory Board member, further states that the goats boondoggle is one among many wastes of money in Afghanistan that John F. Sopko, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, mentioned in January as a witness before a subcommittee of the US Senate Armed Services Committee. Jones expresses exasperation that the US may continue its presence, militarily and otherwise, in Afghanistan for another “20, 30, 40 years.” This costly foreign intervention, says Jones, is particularly worrisome considering the US government debt is at $19 trillion.

Watch Jones’ complete statement here:

Reprinted from The Ron Paul Institute for Peace & Prosperity.

One thought on “Afghanistan Boondoggles Get Rep. Walter Jones’ Goat”

  1. Walter Jones NC is a great Man who stands up for the US Constitution, the US Tax Payer and the Rights of poor Pashtuns who really do not want to be occupied by the NATO or their Puppets. If the Pashtuns only knew about Walter Jones they would love him.

    I bet if Jones ever went to Afghanistan to visit every one would be so honored to have him as a guest they would kill their Goat just for the occasion.

    He would be so well loved by the Pashtun for his stance on pulling US Troops out of Afghanistan, he would be like the Harvester of sorrow for Goats in Central Asia as every where he would go, Goats would die and be eaten in waves at celebrations to honor him.

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