Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Afghanistan: Where we bleed lives and money

WSJ 6/28/10: "More than $3 billion in cash has been openly flown out of Kabul International Airport in the last three years, a sum so large that US investigators believe top Afghan officials and their associates are sending billions of diverted US aid and logistics dollars and drug money to financial safe havens abroad."

As Riley astutely noted the irony yesterday: Americans are dying in Afghanistan to save Americans from dying in the US. Now it has come to light that the same people who are killing our soldiers are also stealing our money to the tune of billions of dollars.

Bosco stared at me in utter amazement when I read him the article. He wondered if these Afghan officials had any ties to the terrorists killing Americans and to the drug lords supplying dope to our young people. He wondered if it was possible that the terrorists were double dipping---stealing our billions of dollars and earning money for doping us. In a perverse fashion, if this is true, we are funding the murder of our soldiers. Riley gave Bosco a seriously sad look.

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