We wasted $113B in Afghanistan, no wonder ‘America First’ resonates

While Donald Trump took a lot of heat for his recent “America First” speech, which foreign-policy experts rejected as “isolationist,” a scathing new Pentagon report on Afghan reconstruction backs his stance against nation-building.

In virtually every category — from infrastructure to education to security — our virtual adoption of that nation has been a costly fiasco.

In a report to Congress, the Defense Department reveals that Washington so far has spent an eye-popping $113.2 billion to rebuild Afghanistan — an amount that, adjusted for inflation, tops by $10 billion the total we committed to rebuilding post-WWII Europe under the Marshall Plan.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    I wonder if those imbeciles at the ADL have stopped calling Trump a Nazi yet for that speech?
    Cut these nations off and let them starve.

    • The ADL are assholes.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      They will have eight years to call him a Nazi.

      • Drunk_by_Noon

        When Trump starts strutting around in an S.S. Officer’s uniform, totenkampfs and all, then the ADL can call him a Nazi.

    • infedel

      Yep;and phuque the islamonazis…we should not be arming or helping them.

  • QiPo

    Just one more knife wound to bleed America to death.

  • Exile1981

    foreign aid must end.

  • mauser 98

    …different numbers
    “war in Iraq ended up costing $814.6 billion. Afghanistan has cost $685.6 billion.”

    “United States federal government has spent or obligated 4.4 trillion dollars on the wars in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iraq”

    “The Afghanistan war has cost the United States around $1 trillion”

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      Just think how much better it would have been if we used that 4 Trillion to build a wall and deport all non-citizens, including as many Muslims as we can get out hands on.

  • Martin B

    “…tops by $10 billion the total we committed to rebuilding post-WWII Europe under the Marshall Plan”

    The key word here is rebuilding. Pre-WWII Europe wasn’t a 7th century Islamic shit hole. The Marshall Plan worked because it was all about rebuilding and restoring European civilization. The Bamiyan Buddhas were the last vestige of any sort of Afghan civilization. There was nothing to rebuild.

  • Jaedo Drax

    Probably would have been cheaper to have Monsanto create some GMO poppies with the terminator seeds and give them out to all the farmers in Afghanistan, than spend that much on rebuilding the country.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Since the Korean War, our foreign policy mavens have repeatedly saddled us with unworthy allies. I hope Trump sets higher standards for receiving our largesse because Hillary won’t.

  • bob e

    this does not take into consideration the in theatre KIA, WIA &
    the suicides of 25 a week when the returning troops see the
    immigrants are the same people being let in .. as the people they left
    in the 3rd world ..