Sen Rand Paul: 'There Is No Winnable Solution...In Afghanistan'

| SEP 13, 2017 | 1:25 PM

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As the Senate prepares to vote on Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky)'s proposal to repeal part of President W. Bush's post-9/11 military force authorizations, National Defense Authorization Act, the Senator had a stark message for his colleagues: “There is no military victory to be found in Afghanistan.”

“Had I been here in 2001, I would have voted for the resolution to go after the people who attacked us on 9/11 ... But I don't think that the resolution in 2001 has anything to do with the seven different wars that we're involved with now,” Paul explained on MSNBC's “Morning Joe” Wednesday.

Under Sen. Paul's proposal, the Senate will have to face a debate on the war powers authorization that provided the legal framework for the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, which the Senator believes led to a slippery slope.

When asked if he would end the war in Afghanistan, the Kentucky lawmaker answered, “the sooner, the better.” He continued:

“If President Obama could not win the war or end the war with 100,000 troops, how are we going to do it with 3,000 additional troops? There is no winnable solution. There is no military victory to be found in Afghanistan.”

The proposal is set to hit the Senate floor today and has drawn great bipartisan support, including Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA), according to Politico.