Monday, April 29th, 2013

Here’s a headline you just can’t ignore: “Karzai’s Office Gets Bags Full of C.I.A. Cash” (the online version of the story is headlined “With Bags of Cash, C.I.A. Seeks Influence in Afghanistan,” which isn’t nearly as eye-catching, if you ask me).

That’s not hyperbole:

For more than a decade, wads of American dollars packed into suitcases, backpacks and, on occasion, plast shoppingg bags have been dropped off every month or so at the offices of Afghanistan’s president – courtesy of the Central Intelligence Agency.

Bags of cash. Literally.

“There is little evidence that the payments bought the influence the C.I.A. sought,” the article goes on. “Some American officials said, … ‘The biggest source of corruption in Afghanistan was the United States.”

The United States was not alone in delivering cash to the president. Mr. Karzai acknowledged a few years ago that Iran regularly gave bags of cash to one of his top aides.

Bags of cash! Wads of it, stuffed in bags! We’re not gonna do the electronic transfer to the secret Cayman Island bank account that we will later pretend we have no knowledge of – tiptoeing around like that is for sissies! We’re going to drop off a shopping bag filled with wads of cash every so often. Or, when there’s too much cash for a shopping bag to hold, we’ll stuff it in a suitcase! You’re welcome!

bags! of cash! | 7:36 pm CDT
Category: daily drivel, yet another rant
Comments Off on bags! of cash!

Comments are closed.