Thursday, September 24, 2009

Fun Fact about Afghanistan

It has come out recently that around $200,000,000 of the Taliban's budget comes from American taxpayers. We spend around $1B/year on development projects. The Taliban skims off about 20% of that through protection rackets. The local Afghans who carry out those development projects build in an added 20% to their pricing to make the payoffs.

Nothing like paying people to kill you.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Ouch. Who figured this out? Is there a link?