Sanders Calls Afghanistan a Backward Country

Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) says Afghanistan is “one of the most backward countries in the entire world,” according to The Hill.

He adds: “Massive poverty, great deal of illiteracy, corruption; it’s not an easy place in which to work.”

The comments were made “in an interview with WXAX, a Vermont news station, on Wednesday.”

Senator Sanders had “just returned from a 5-day fact-finding tour of Afghanistan and Pakistan on Tuesday.”

He was joined by Sens. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.),  Chris Coons (D-Del.), and Joe Manchin (D-W.V.).


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