Afghanistan “Awash with US Cash and US Blood”
WASHINGTON - Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) today made the following statement about the ongoing war in Afghanistan:
Washington Post reports that nearly one billion dollars per year in
cash, suspected to include U.S. aid, opium receipts or both, is moving
from Afghanistan to Dubai, where friends and family of Afghanistan’s
President Karzai have multimillion dollar villas.
real estate deals and a number of crooked enterprises connected to the
Karzai family have created crony capitalism in a country awash with
U.S. cash and U.S. blood.
1000 U.S. soldiers have died. And for what? Hundreds of billions spent.
And for what? To make Afghanistan safe for crooks, drug dealers and
Thursday, I will bring a privileged resolution to this House so that
Congress can claim our constitutional right to end this war and to
bring our troops home. Please support the resolution.”
will introduce the resolution on Thursday, March 4, 2010. It is
expected that the resolution will be taken up for consideration on the
following Wednesday, March 10, 2010 and that the debate will be subject
to a rule providing for three hours of debate.
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