In response to the “news” that we are continuing to waste money in Afghanistan, FLVCS member, Scott Driscoll, took action. He wrote a letter to Senator Nelson’s legislative aide and received the response that the senator would look into the situation.
First, the news to which Scott responded.
$7.3 million camp for Afghan police found nearly empty: inspectors
By David Alexander | Reuters – Tue, Jan 29, 2013
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A $7.3 million base camp built to house 175 Afghan Border Police was sitting virtually empty two months after it was handed over to Afghan authorities, and some equipment like wood-burning stoves had been dismantled, U.S. inspectors reported on Tuesday.
Read the entire article at: http://tinyurl.com/c8lkxzs
Scott’s note to Senator Nelson’s aide:
When I was in Bagram working in the prison there we where told that the new prison was going to be built and we would have to move the prisoners. Well that never happened and from what I have read it is not going to happen. Now there is a half way built prison that is wasting space. Our Nation has a big enough money issues. I am sure we could have put 7.3 million dollars to better use. I am sorry but this just really has ****** me off. Would look into this? Thank you.
When Marine Major General Jarvis Lynch (Ret) spoke to FLVCS he told us that we are lions. What he meant was that due to our military experience and unique perspective as veterans, we have an obligation to sound off to save America from continued folly that results in wasted resources, and worse, the death and injury of brave Americans in counterproductive wars.
We recognize the folly. Yet, unless we take action nothing will change. We must believe that we have the power to make America better and stronger. Be part of the action team, not an observer.
What will Senator Nelson do about the money we continue to waste in Afghanistan each and every month? Let’s join with Scott and demand action. A good start for Senator Nelson is to make the pentagon account for what it spends and hold war profiteers accountable.
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