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Dying for Crooks: US Troops in Afghanistan

Posted By James Bovard On November 18, 2009 @ 8:27 pm In News | Comments Disabled

Transparency International reported yesterday that Afghanistan is the most corrupt nation in the world – except for Somalia.

Heckua achievement, if the only nation on earth that is more shady is one that is full of pirates… Karzai is making Marion Barry look like Mother Teresa.

The Washington Post reported today that one of Afghanistan’s top ministers took a $30 million bribe to give a special deal to a Chinese mining company.

The New York Times reported: “Everything seems to be for sale: public offices, access to government services, even a person’s freedom.”

So what do Army recruiters say these days? Why in Hades would any American agree to risk his neck to prop up this band of thieves [1]?

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