The NYT reports today* that for more than ten years, the CIA has dropped off monthly bags of cash to Hamid Karzai’s office in Kabul. We’re talking tens of millions of dollars. That’s a lot of silk capes and lambskin hats, people.
Asked about the story, Jay Carney at the White House had no comment, so I’ll take that as an “abso-fucking-lutely.” It really is time to get the hell out of Afghanistan.
* “With Bags of Cash, CIA Seeks Influence in Afghanistan,” Matthew Rosenberg