Huge Money is being wasted in Afghanistan

The following interrogative from McClatchy Newspapers to USAID is the tip of the iceberg.  The more one looks, the more squandering one finds.


Please Click here to view the entire document.



# Drew 2009-11-02 07:23
Am I missing something? Of all the projects listed, most look like they have been or are close to being finished. I do notice the cost overruns especially for a couple of the power generating plants but also am aware that in the United States, proposed power plants are often over budget (sometimes by obscene amounts). Given that there is an active and growing insurgency, I was surprised by how good that report looked. And if the power can be supplied to the Afghanis in places like Kandahar, maybe Afghan public opinion can be turned around. However power generating infrastructure is pretty vunerable so keeping the juice flowing will be tough.
Reply | Report to administrator

Add comment

Due to the large amount of spam, all comments will be moderated before publication. Please be patient if you do not see your comment right away. Registered users who login first will have their comments posted immediately.

Security code

Reader support is crucial to this mission. Weekly or monthly recurring ‘subscription’ based support is the best, though all are greatly appreciated.  Recurring and one-time gifts are available through PayPal or




My BitCoin QR Code

This is for use with BitCoin apps:


You can now help support the next dispatch with bitcoins:

Donate Bitcoins