When British Prime Minister David Cameron was overheard calling Afghanistan and Nigeria "fanatically corrupt" countries on the eve of an anti-corruption summit in London, the incident was labeled as "embarrassing" and "unfair" by some in both countries.
Between 2005 and 2007, when American combat forces in Afghanistan doubled, the Pentagon's budget for the Afghan War leaped from $17.2 billion to $34.9 billion annually. In this period, opportunities for corruption rose exponentially.
President Barack Obama's political sepulcher will be war. His extinguishment as a political comet could have been avoided if he had respected the exclusive constitutional responsibility of Congress to commence war.
The military push enabled by the escalations in Afghanistan isn't working, and the ally we're relying on is a corrupt fraud, and the spending we're doing to support that ally is being handed out with little accountability.