In a new report from RT, the percentage of the AfghaniÂ military the American Tax Payers pay for is revealed.
American taxpayers, who contribute around 90 percent of Afghanistanâ€™s defense budget, are bankrolling a war against terrorists in the county, which the government would not be able to continue without the US funding, Ghani told CBS News on Sunday.
Here is what Ghani said
â€œWe will not be able to support our army for six months without US support and US capabilitiesâ€¦ Because we donâ€™t have the money,â€ Ghani said.
Saying that at least â€œ21 international terrorist groupsâ€ are operating in his country, Ghani warned that â€œterrorists can strike at any time.â€
â€œDozens of suicide bombers are being sent. There are factories producing suicide bombers. We are under siege,â€ Ghani told the â€˜60 Minutesâ€™ program.
This gives us insight into a few things. The first thing this shows us is just how much the American taxpayer is paying for this war. They are paying for nearly 90% of the war against the Taliban and its no wonder so many Americans want to get the soldiers back home.
The next insight is why Trump hasn’t pulled out. Trump promised he would bring our troops home during the campaign. Instead of that, he has moved more troops to Afghanistan. He has taken heat from many for this but Ghani says they can’t support themselves. Trump obviously is looking at what happened in Iraq, Libya, and Syria and not willing to have that on his legacy.