20 November 2007

US Spending on Afthan Aid Inadequate and Incompetent

Oxfam complaining about this. It appears that in addition to not spending enough money, $4.4 billion in Afghanistan since 2002, as versus $35 billion in 2007 alone for military efforts, too much is spent on, "profits of companies and subcontractors, on non-Afghan resources and on high expatriate salaries and living costs," (up to ½ million/year for each contractor).

Additionally, "Some two-thirds of U.S. foreign assistance bypasses the Afghan government that officials say they want to strengthen".

It's almost as if there were a conscious decision among Bush and His Evil Minions to treat this as an opportunity for political payback to incompetent contractors who are political allies.


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