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If President Karzai's links to allegedly corrupt officials are true, what should the U.S. do?

New accounts from Afghan officials suggest that President Hamid Karzai may have been closely involved in a corruption scandal that led to the arrest of one of his advisers last month. There is also speculation that Karzai personally intervened in the release of the aide, even though the arrest had been approved by Afghanistan's attorney general. Read the full article.

By Abha Bhattarai  |  August 19, 2010; 8:45 PM ET  | Category:  National Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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If corruption is a reason we can agree upon to justify a complete withdraw from Afghanistan that would be fine. The important thing is that we stop pouring money and lives into pursuit of a "victory" that no one can adequately define.

Posted by: chucka1 | August 19, 2010 9:43 PM

Caliphacy Note... yeah well i looked at the polls to "so your not asleep, the dummies are running the show for your side" look... physically or spiritually, you just can't win if you have great sins on you... ... ... your system is so corrupt even in economical nature "the Dutch army even gave you the warning... because i meant what i said about the holy month, and they knew!"... please be advised every American military/corporate security firms need to leave that Islamic territory "LIKE NOW!!!!!!!!!! ASAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" no really because i am an agent of the Islamic court "AND FROM WHAT THESE AMERICANS AND THEIR MILITARY MEMBERS OVER HERE HAVE BEEN SAYING TO ME... IT LOOK'S AS THOUGH THEY HAVE IN FACT BEEN USING CORPORATE STRUCTURE "TO HAVE THEIR OWN MILITARY MEMBERS KILLED" no really you need to leave now it's a no winner for your side... so at lest get your people out.

Posted by: ahmadmali | August 19, 2010 11:16 PM

a simple solution
a) start putting chemical tracers on the money we ship over so we can track the money.
b) Just get out
c) while leaving destroy the poppy fields
d) Make it known that we have assets that will help us in targeting our drones and that training camps are unacceptable.
e) We will support any warlord that opposes the Taliban
f) So long, goodbye, enjoy but not with our money-no aid, not a cent

Posted by: rsleonard9 | August 20, 2010 12:13 AM

Get our troops OUT of this place...if we had truly invaded the country of the 911 highjackers, we'd be in Saudi Arabia anyway.

Afghanistan is not called 'the graveyard of empires' for nothing. End Bush's folly NOW-this military family says NOT ONE MORE soldier is worth this place. Nothing has changed that country in hundreds of years, and nothing we do will make that happen.

Democracy cannot be forced at the point of a gun to people who have no concept of what democracy is...

It would be an instant poll booster, Mr President. The less than 1% of Americans fighting this over and over are TIRED of it. DRAFT now-or get them out of there!

Posted by: PrissyPatriot | August 20, 2010 6:44 AM

Posted by: rsleonard9: "We will support any warlord that opposes the Taliban."

So every warlord will maintain some pet Taliban band and get a commission to chase them into the hills every other month? This is, in fact, the present situation, except that our troops do the chasing, then call off the pursuit when the "enemy" disperses into the hills and villages, or across the border. It will go on forever. Some day the mighty Afghan Army will be ready for the job, after a several more decades of "training." Don't laugh. There's lots of money to skim from that "training" and procurement. Devil take the hindmost.

Posted by: jmkoch | August 21, 2010 9:05 AM

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