May 25, 2015 Broadcast – AfghanistanThe war in Afghanistan is the longest in American history. It started 14 years ago, after 9/11. The war cost thousands of American lives. Taxpayers like you spent nearly $175,000 a minute funding this conflict.
Here’s something you didn’t know:The Afghan War began to fight Al Qaeda, which is the same rebel army the United States formed 30 years ago to fight the Soviets.
Afghanistan is a country never conquered, made up of 50 tribes that speak 34 different languages. The Soviet Union futily attempted to impose communism;we foolishly tried to impose democracy.Both efforts were complete failures – at an uncountable cost in blood and treasure.