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Yet Another Excuse By the Government to Stay in Afghanistan

The United States love to invade countries and then stick around even after the “mission” is completed. It seems that the government is now grasping at straws trying to find a reason to continue staying in Afghanistan even though the war there isn’t all that popular here at home. Fresh off of the press is the new excuse that Afghanistan could face an economic depression if the troops leave:

It calls for better use of the roughly $320m (£195m) in foreign aid the US spends every month in Afghanistan, with a focus on sustainability.

It concludes that misspent foreign aid can result in corruption.

First of all I don’t know why we send money taken from American citizens through force by the government to other countries. Since the government put a gun to our heads the least they could do is keep the money here. Second… foreign aid can result in corruption? No shit. In other news water is wet and most politicians are assholes.

It can also alter markets and undercut the ability of the Afghan government to control its resources.

“Afghanistan could suffer a severe economic depression when foreign troops leave in 2014 unless the proper planning begins now,” the report says.

Basically 2014 will roll around and our government will make some claim that we must keep our troops there a while longer in order to prevent economic disaster. It’s a poor excuse but the government doesn’t know how to make any other type of excuses.

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Written by Christopher Burg

June 8, 2011 at 6:30 pm

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