Your Tax Dollars at Work

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