WASHINGTON, DC — The following is the statement of Army veteran Will Goodwin, Director of Government Relations for VoteVets, on the blockbuster report in The Washington Post that details decades of lies about the war in Afghanistan, used to justify a continued and endless war:
“History repeats itself. Another war was sold to the public as progressing well, and winnable. Later, documents posted by newspapers showed that all to be a lie. And now, names of troops lost in that war are etched in stone in the Vietnam War memorial, on the National Mall.
“To those families who lost a loved one, to those families and troops who were separated for long stretches without knowing if they’d see each other again, and to those troops who have come home wounded inside or out, there is simply no excuse that you were lied to by three successive administrations, including the current one.
“The Afghanistan War must end, and it must end immediately.”