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Afghanistan: Slopping at the American Taxpayer’s Trough

It’s no surprise that the Afghan government is dependent on foreign aid to function. But it’s striking to contemplate just how dependent it has become.

According to a new analysis by the Government Accountability Office, the United States and other donors funded 90 percent of Afghanistan’s total public expenditures from 2006 to 2010. In fiscal 2010, the Kabul government’s entire domestic revenues came out to about $1.6 billion.

For comparison’s sake, since 2002, the United States has allocated over $72 billion to the mission in Afghanistan.

Read the rest and then ask yourself, who is it that profits from supporting a government of beggary?  Which of our politicians are getting kickbacks?  I don’t know about you but I can think of ways to spend that money here.