By Bonnie Kristian
President Trump made calls to end the war in Afghanistan a regular feature of his 2016 presidential campaign, not to mention his political commentary for years prior.
“Afghanistan is a complete waste,” Trump wrote in a tweet in 2012. “Time to come home!” Again and again, he insisted that American blood and taxpayer dollars should not be spent on a fight that cannot be won militarily, especially because counterterror measures can be implemented at any time without a permanent ground presence.
Since taking office, Trump continued to hit on this theme. Until he didn’t.
This piece was originally published by The Washington Examiner on August 21, 2019. Read more HERE.