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In Afghanistan War’s Shadow, Government Corruption Thrives While the People Starve

Posted by Derrick Crowe on January 19th, 2010

Corruption is flowering in the shadow of the Afghanistan war. A new report published by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime reveals that bribery consumes an amount equal to 23 percent of the GDP of Afghanistan. Afghans are forced by corrupt government culture to pay more than a third of their income in bribes. Earlier this month, the U.S. Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction reported that 3/4 of all their active corruption investigations involved at least one Westerner.

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  1. The corruption in the Afghan government that causes people to sell their children and pay more than a third of their income in bribes is reason enough for We The People to demand that our government STOP the occupation of Afghanistan and bring our young servicemen and servicewomen home where they belong — we also need to put pressure on the Afghan government to share the weath!

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