Sunday, April 22, 2012

Oh, What a Deal!

I just saw this story in Google news, and I'm so pissed off about it, I'm putting another story that I'm pissed off about on the back burner. Here's the gist of it: the U.S. has committed itself financially and militarily to the Afghanistan for the next 12 years. The story gives no indication how much money we're talking, but one cent is too much if you ask me. Here's what the story does say:
. . . the United States expects to make substantial contributions toward the cost of Afghanistan’s security forces beyond 2014. A total figure for the United States of $2.7 billion a year has been discussed, and it could easily be more; there would most likely be aid for civilian programs as well.
We got involved in that God-forsaken place in 2001. Now we're on the hook to be coughing up money for those crooks till 2024. We are going to continue to line the pockets of Karzhai and his rotten, corrupt family while in this country, some politicians actively seek to diminish aid to the poor, the unemployed, the elderly, the sick. While their (yes, I fear) millions of supporters don't bat an eye at this obscene waste. But this ain't even a one-party affair. The Democrats are not going to worry about this travesty either.
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