View Full Version : Reps. Ron Paul, Barbara Lee & Walter Jones Introduce Bill to End Afghan War

02-17-2011, 08:44 PM
Rep. Barbara Lee joined with two House Republicans to introduce a bill Thursday that they say would end the war in Afghanistan.

The bill that Lee, D-Oakland, co-authored with Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, and Rep. Walter Jones, R-N.C., would require that any money appropriated for the war in Afghanistan "shall be obligated and expended only for purposes of providing for the safe and orderly withdrawal from Afghanistan of all members of the Armed Forces and Department of Defense contractor personnel."

Lee noted her lone vote against authorizing the use of force after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, and said her concern that it was a blank check for war hasn't abated since. Had Americans known we'd still be in Afghanistan almost a decade later, she said, perhaps there would've been a more robust debate. "It's costing us $100 billion a year and countless American lives."

Lee said the bill already has about 46 co-sponsors from both sides of the aisle.


02-18-2011, 05:30 AM
Morning Bump

02-18-2011, 03:00 PM
Lets see how many more join.