$6 billion a month is diverted from US taxpayers to a recognized mafia run country known as one of the most corrupt in the world. For a decade. And no one complains.
12/17/11, "Afghan rape victim forced to marry," AFP
Kabul: "She was jailed for adultery after being raped, then pardoned and set free. But now her brothers are threatening to kill her and with nowhere else to go, Gulnaz is resigned to marrying her attacker.
Gulnaz, who does not know her exact age, but is 20 or 21, spoke in a quiet voice with her blue burqa pushed up over her face. Her baby daughter, the child of her rapist, played on the floor at her feet.
"I have to marry him, I need a father for my child. I need somebody to take care of my daughter and give us a home," she said.
"I don't have any other place to live. My brothers have vowed to kill me and my attacker and my daughter."
Gulnaz was freed from prison on Tuesday, two years after she was jailed for a so-called moral crime -
- being raped by her cousin's husband....
But with her attacker still in jail for another five years, it will be even harder for Gulnaz to marry and move on.
"Unfortunately the culture quite often decides that even if a woman is violated or a victim the best way to find protection is to embrace their attacker and marry them," Motley said....
There is little sign that violence against women in Afghanistan is decreasing, despite billions of dollars of international aid which has poured into the country during the decade-long war."...
"Subcontractors are impossible to trace."...
7/25/11, "U.S. trucking funds end up in Taliban hands," Reuters
"Cash from part of a $2.16 billion U.S. transportation contract in Afghanistan has ended up in the hands of Taliban insurgents, the Pentagon said on Monday."...
10/13/10, "Afghan firms "pay off Taliban with foreign [American] cash," Reuters
-------------------------9/25/11, "Government by crime syndicate," LA Times, Op-ed, Sarah Chayes,
"In Afghanistan and elsewhere, rampant corruption threatens security and the rule of law."
"Afghanistan is controlled by a structured, mafiaesque system, in which money flows upward via purchase of office, kickbacks or "sweets" in return for permission to extract resources (of which more varieties exist in impoverished Afghanistan than one might think)."...
Why should they change their behavior? They've gotten rich being savages, there's no incentive to change. ed.