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Afghanistan: The Diem Moment?

| September 5, 2010

My friend Dexter Filkins tells it all ("Inside Corrupt-istan," NYT, Sept 5, 2010), viz: Transparency International ranks Afghanistan 179th in terms of corruption, ahead only of...Somalia; and ex-deputy attorney-general Fazel Ahmad Fakiryar, who tried to bring corruption charges against members of the government of Hamid Karzai and who was dismissed by the latter for his efforts, has become a national icon.

Robert Gates, who tries gamely to be straight with the public while adhering to national policy, has never been effusive about what is happening in Afghanistan....

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