Congressman Walter Jones,in a speech against U.S. involvement in Afghanistan, called the Chinese “Uncle Chang,” in a reference to U.S. ties to China in financing the war.
At a House Armed Services Committee hearing on Tuesday, Jones sharply questioned Gen. John Allen, the commander of coalition forces, saying he had been hearing the same message for the past decade about U.S. “gains,” according to POLITICO, the online political publication.
“When does someone say, 'We've done all we can do?' the Farmville Republican said..
“What is the metric, what is the event” he asked. “We are spending $10 billion a month that we can't even pay for. The Chinese, Uncle Chang, is lending us the money to pay that we're spending in Afghanistan.”
Allen said the coalition forces were in the process of handing over security responsibilities to Afghan troops and were on schedule to withdraw from the country in 2014.