We're going to be need another $33 billion for Afghanistan this year. So what's that, another couple dozen alleged Al Qaeda to chase around and ultimately toss around missiles at?
Meanwhile, we're getting value for our money all over that place.
Top officials in President Hamid Karzai's government have repeatedly derailed corruption investigations of politically connected Afghans, according to U.S. officials...
Oh, and wait there's more...
even as the United States and its allies pour money in, U.S. officials estimate that as much as $1 billion a year is flowing out as part of a massive cash exodus.
Hmmm, maybe we should pay Karzai $2 billion to encourage him to keep that billion from leaving?
Meanwhile, no extended unemployment benefits for Americans.
[cross-posted at Firedoglake]