Skip to comments.U.S. Shifts Afghan Graft Plan
Posted on 09/19/2010 10:02:20 PM PDT by Nachum
Washington - The U.S. is planning a concerted campaign against lower-level corruption in Afghanistan thought to be directly feeding the insurgency and is ceding more control to Afghans of the higher-level investigations that soured relations with President Hamid Karzai. The Obama administration has made the battle against government corruption a key part of its Afghanistan war strategy for the past year, arguing that graft and fraud within Mr. Karzai's inner circle fuel public support for the Taliban. Now some top officials say corruption further down the food chain has a bigger impact on the insurgency's strength. (Snip) Officials said the
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Sounds just like the US legal system.
Send 10,000 trained monkeys out to investigate low level crime.
While an emaciated and compromised central office regularly shields politically connected untouchables stealing untold vast sums yearly.
What we call corruption is just how things are done over there. So now we are going to piss off the officials we expect to run a government there because they are doing what they’ve always done. And we are pissing off everybody outside of the cities by pushing a central government down their throats that undercuts the tribal authority they are loyal to. Then we are telling the people we expect to side with us that we will be leaving in a couple of years. Are they just trying to see if they can get everybody there to hate us?
Unfortunately I have come to the conclusion that the lives and sacrifice of our troops are being wasted over there for the sake of political correctness.
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