Monday, June 28, 2010

Operation Enduring Aggravation

As we are told that austerity is needed in government and we'll have to get less, it is becoming quite clear where our spending priorities lie.

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]


StonyPillow said...

If you're asking why, you need another Bud Light Lime.

DrDick said...

I will take none of these budget scolds seriously unless they are willing to drastically slash defense spending, the largest, most wasteful, corrupt, bloated, and pork laden portion of the budget. We currently spend almost as much on defense as the rest of the world combined. It we cut it by 2/3, our defense spending would still be more than double the next highest amount.

pansypoo said...

this is bullshit as nobody said anything during georgee.