July 2nd, 2010
12:52 PM ET
soundoff (18 Responses)
  1. Steve

    So true dood! Because you said it lol!

    July 10, 2010 at 9:50 am | Report abuse |
  2. Onesmallvoice

    Well put, the truth at last.

    July 4, 2010 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bledsoe

      I agree with you both, they have no shadows you know.

      July 4, 2010 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Anabel

    Here we go again...

    July 3, 2010 at 6:55 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Smith in Oregon

    It is useful to remain focused on how America has been pushed into the Oil and Gas Middle East War's by the Republican politicians with special interests, paid for by the lives, sweat, blood and tears of American soldiers as well as nearly unlimited American taxpayer funding.

    The events which led to pushing America to invade and occupy Afghanistan:

    In the Bush jr. Administration many of the players conducting and attempting to entirely exploit the Trans Afghanistan Pipeline project (TAP) were in place:

    Dick Cheney, VP: Until 2000 – President of Halliburton (in position to build the Afghan pipeline).
    Condoleezza Rice, National Security Advisor: 1991-2000 – Manager of Chevron Oil, and Kazakhstan go-between.
    Donald Evans, Sec. Commerce: former CEO, Tom Brown, Inc. (a $1.2 billion oil company).
    Gale Norton, Sec. Interior: former national chairwoman of the Coalition of Republican Environmental Advocates – funded by, among others, BP Amoco.
    Spencer Abraham, Sec. Energy: Up through his failed bid for senatorial reelection in the 2000, he received more oil and gas industry money than all but three other senators (January 1997 through July 2000) (30).
    Thomas White, Secretary of the Army: former Vice Chairman of Enron and a large shareholder of that company's stock.

    Talking about Big Oil's Corruption in America's Republican Party!

    And I smell Republican Rats in how America was pushed into invading and occupying Afghanistan thru the 9/11 attack.

    Although Al Qaeda appears to have carried out the attacks on 9/11, the Pakistani ISI, the CIA as well as many of the Bush administration appear to have been directly briefed of that event a full week prior to it's taking place:

    July – Sept. 2000 – Pakistani Intelligence Chief (ISI) Lt. General Mahmoud Ahmad appears to have instructed British born Saeed Sheikh in Pakistan to wire $100,000 (7/00-9/00) to two Florida bank accounts held by the leading eventual 9/11 hijacker Mohammed Atta.

    Sept. 4, 2001 – ISI's Lt. General Ahmad entered the United States and subsequently met with many top officials within the Bush Administration. He also met with: Secretary of State Colin Powell, Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage, US Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Marc Grossman, and the Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Sen. Joseph Biden (D-DE).

    Sept. 11, 2001 – Just prior to the attack, Lt. General Ahmad of the Pakistani ISI concluded a breakfast meeting with Senator Bob Graham (D-FL), Representative Porter Goss (R-FL), and Senator Jon Kyl (R-AZ) and then quickly left the country.

    Is it simply coincidental then that both Representative Porter Goss (R-FL) and US Senator Bob Graham (D-FL) subsequently served as CO-Chairs of the Joint-Intelligence Committee investigating the 9/11 attacks?

    July 3, 2010 at 4:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Steve

      Clearly, the Republicans and Tea party members are working with the left-overs of the Nazi party of Germany (the members who escaped trial after WW2). Those Nazi officials are clearly getting money and technology from aliens, who came from the Andromeda Galaxy. The proof is in my writing, because I said it.

      July 3, 2010 at 7:14 pm | Report abuse |
  5. fubarafg

    When will somebody face reality?

    July 3, 2010 at 1:54 am | Report abuse |
    • Onesmallvoice

      When we elect a President who is not devoted to MIC(the military-industrial-complex) and start ignoring all these ignorant Tea Patiers.Only then will this country turn around and get started on the road to prosperity where we should be.

      July 3, 2010 at 7:42 am | Report abuse |
      • Shrek

        When i see that someone has created their own acronyms i start to worry.

        July 3, 2010 at 6:52 pm | Report abuse |
  6. In Kabul

    Corruption is a significant issue here in Afghanistan. My headquarters is charged with growing the Afghan Army and Police. We've implemented many programs to fight corruption like electronic funds transfer for salaries, adding blue dye to fuel, and teaching the soldiers and police to read so they know how much they are supposed to be receiving. You can read more at the NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan website ( http://www.NTM-A.com )

    July 3, 2010 at 12:27 am | Report abuse |
    • fubarafg

      The same people you ar growing are killing us at night. Wake up!!!!!!!!!!! Get our people out of there.

      July 3, 2010 at 1:52 am | Report abuse |
      • Shrek

        Get yourself out of your own mess. Don't blame the world for your problems.

        July 3, 2010 at 7:01 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Tom Posey

    As long as NATO remains in Afghanistan,there will always be corruption despite all this right-wing mumbo-jumbo to the contrary.

    July 2, 2010 at 7:44 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Smith in Oregon

    When lawmakers recently? became aware of multiple mass delivery's of American taxpayer money each of Hundreds of Millions of dollars being funneled out of Afghanistan into banks in Dubai totaling several BILLION dollars, they have begun actively questioning where all the money given to the Afghanistan Govt. and to the Karzai Clan is actually going.

    The same could easily be said in regards to the Billions of American provided taxpayer dollars given to Pakistan that are unaccounted and missing also. The chances that ended up funding the Taliban, supplying them with weapons, explosives and training are very high.

    One abuse appears to indicate a large amount of American taxpayer funds are being given to a major exporter of Heroin in Afghanistan which is being squirreled away in a bank in Dubai after the US Military helicopters hand delivers that cash (pallets of 100 dollar bills) to one of the Karzai Clan in Dubai.

    The other abuse appears to indicate a great deal of American taxpayer money given to Pakistan is directly being used to fund the other side fighting against US and NATO soldiers in Afghanistan.

    If America is going after Afghanistan Corruption, they should START by holding The Pentagon fully accountable for the nearly unlimited amounts of American taxpayer funding being given to them.

    July 2, 2010 at 7:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • fubarafg

      Bring our troops home and end this insanity. I really feel bad for troops who are sitting ducks for IEDs and you here about this and we as country knew it all along. Shame on us, bring our troops home and let them fend for themselves. Do nation building at home. Our country is ready to collapse.

      July 3, 2010 at 1:45 am | Report abuse |
      • Shrek

        Collapse if you must, just leave the rest of us out of it.

        July 3, 2010 at 6:58 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Former Marine

    How do we fight corruption in Afghanistan. Yanno, that's a good question. I mean, we can't even do it in our homeland, how are we supposed to enforce anti-corruption anywhere else in the world?

    July 2, 2010 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Andrew Lubin

    It's got to come from Karzai, unfortunately. It's their country, and they've got to somehow find a government that works. If American efforts are ultimately unsuccessful, it';ll be due to Karzai and his thieving family.

    July 2, 2010 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |