Rep Andy Briggs: “Nation-building doesn’t work”

Congressman Andy Biggs, chairman of the House Freedom Caucus, sent a letter to President Trump in support of ending the endless wars, which, as he notes, have been so costly in terms of human lives and taxpayer dollars.

“Nation-building doesn’t work, as you immediately recognized upon taking office: Afghanistan and Iraq today are clearly not beacons of democracy, stability, or prosperity, despite the thousands of American lives and trillions of dollars we have sacrificed to try to remake these countries. None of this is a criticism of our brave men and women in uniform, who have performed heroically in these and all other overseas engagements. Instead, it is an indictment of Washington’s broken foreign policy establishment, which is dominated by arm-chair idealists who never seem to grasp the messy realities on the ground.”

Read the full letter here.