You might recall a reportĀ from last September regarding theĀ first batch of rebel soldiers to graduate from a U.S.-led training program in Turkey. President Obama’s ISIS strategy long included the condition that he would not put American boots on the ground in Syria, so instead, the United States reportedly trained 9 rebels at a cost of $500 million to set their boots on the ground.

The Telegraph then reported that the first group of soldiers to enter SyriaĀ immediately surrendered itsĀ weapons to al-Qaeda forces. That plan was very quickly put on pause while a new one was worked out.

Why bring this up now? It just reminds us of another U.S. Pentagon initiative ā€” to introduce rare Italian goats into Afghanistan as a means of boosting the local cashmere industry, reportsĀ the U.K. Independent. Much like our trained rebel forces, the goats have since gone missing.

The cost of the program? Six million dollars.

  • TexSizzle

    It seems to me that this is a violation of the Constitutional interstate-commerce clause. But with lefties in control of so many courts, especially in California, it’s probably near impossible to enforce that part of the Constitution, as is the case with so many others.