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US military: Afghan leaders steal half of all aid
Date: Tuesday, January 30 2007

By Gethin Chamberlain, Sunday Telegraph
Last Updated: 1:12am GMT 29/01/2007

Corrupt police and tribal leaders are stealing vast quantities of reconstruction aid that is intended to improve the lives of ordinary Afghans and turn them away from the Taliban, The Sunday Telegraph has learnt.

In some cases, all the aid earmarked for an area has ended up in the wrong hands. Defence officials in the United States and Britain estimate that up to half of all aid in Afghanistan is failing to reach the right people.

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With this latest story of corruption in mind, think about this one:

What does Canada's foreign aid buy? That's private.

Most of the stolen tax loot is probably going towards beefing up the booming Afghan drug trade. Hey, but what's the point of war unless those who start them can also profit from them?

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