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.).