Jones usually speaks at least once a week on the floor against U.S. military actions abroad, and often criticizes Afghan President Hamid Karzai. But his remarks on Thursday go against the usual sentiment expressed by members of Congress — that members of the Armed Forces who die overseas have contributed to an important result.
"And the mother will say, 'Well, your father was a wonderful man and he gave his life in Afghanistan.'
"Then the little girl will go to school and she'll read the books about the war in Afghanistan, and she'll say, 'Why did my father die? He died for nothing. He died for a corrupt leader.' "