Libertarian Party Statement on the 21-Year Anniversary of the Afghanistan Invasion

Twenty-one years ago today, the United States launched the invasion of Afghanistan. What started as a just cause to capture the perpetrators of the 9/11 attacks turned into a generational debacle—an experiment in nation-building that has seen the enemies we swore to destroy, the Taliban and Al-Qaeda, continue to thrive and return to power.

The costs have been trillions of dollars, thousands of our finest young servicemen and women, and hundreds of thousands of dead Afghani civilians. Like Vietnam before it, Afghanistan was doomed to fail from the start…

When will we learn from our past and stop these neverending wars permanently?