Monday, June 28, 2010

Afghan Aid on Hold as Corruption Is Probed - WSJ

The chairwoman of the House subcommittee responsible for foreign aid said she was stripping from pending legislation $3.9 billion in funding for Afghanistan following revelations that billions of dollars, including large amounts of U.S. aid funds, were flowing out of the country through Kabul's main airport.

"I do not intend to appropriate one more dime for assistance to Afghanistan until I have confidence that U.S. taxpayer money is not being abused to line the pockets of corrupt Afghan government officials, drug lords, and terrorists," Ms. Lowey said.

Afghan and U.S. officials say the sums legally leaving through Kabul's airport could amount to about $3.65 billion a year, more than a quarter of Afghanistan's $13.5 billion gross domestic product. ..... - Afghan Aid on Hold as Corruption Is Probed - WSJ

Corruption Eyed in Airlift of Billions in Cash - MATTHEW ROSENBERG


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