Republican Congressman Walter Jones of North Carolina said Tuesday that all U.S. military forces should be pulled out of Afghanistan now that Osama bin Laden is dead.
“Why this Congress continues to complain about budgets and cuts and deficits and debts — and our young men and women are walking the roads of Afghanistan getting their legs blown off and getting killed — we still sit here in Congress and don’t bring it up as an issue,” he said on the House floor.
Jones added that Afghan President Hamid Karzai was a “corrupt leader,” and that the U.S. was spending billions of dollars every month in the country, yet Congress was eying cuts to school lunch programs for American children and cuts to benefits for American senior citizens.
“More important than the money,” he added, “is the pain of war, and this Congress needs to come together and say to Obama, ‘lets bring em home, this year, next year, not in 2014.'”
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