Arianna told the Canadian talk show host that she hopes the leaked diplomatic communiques shed light on the Afghan war, its cost to America, and prompt the public to ask why we're still there.
"The question that everybody should be asking is why. Why are we there? Why is it in the national security interests of America or Canada to be there propping up a corrupt regime. Spending, in the case of America, $2.8 billion per week."
The leaked State Department documents reveal that in addition to the unflattering assessments of President Hamid Karzai and his cabinet, Afghanistan's Vice President Ahmad Zia Massoud was once caught traveling through Dubai with $52 million in cash. Massoud "was ultimately allowed to keep without revealing the money's origin or destination."