Wasted money on wars: blame the invaded

BBC News - 29 August 2011
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Like many reports about the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, the recent report about $30bn wasted on wars by the US (which results from an opinion piece in the Washington Post) discusses corruption on the part of the invaded countries, but does not question the integrity or conduct of the invading countries, portraying them instead as working in the best interests of everyone.
US-funded projects in those two countries also risk going to waste because host governments are unable or unwilling to sustain them.

In one case, $300m was poured into a sophisticated power plant in Kabul which the Afghan government will not be able to run, and a programme worth $11.4bn of facilities for the Afghan national security forces is likely to be unsustainable.

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