Elias Groll / Cash for Karzai: When will the CIA learn? - Press of Atlantic City: Commentary

Elias Groll / Cash for Karzai: When will the CIA learn?

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Posted: Friday, May 3, 2013 12:01 am

On Monday, The New York Times revealed that the CIA has been funneling tens of millions of dollars to Afghan President Hamid Karzai. The cash payments - delivered to his office every month - arrived in suitcases, backpacks and plastic bags, and were meant to buy the mercurial leader's loyalty. But according to The Times, the Langley-approved gravy train did more to fuel corruption in Afghanistan than anything else - the very corruption the U.S. government has been crusading against.

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