Steven Staples on Afghanistan aid announcement

On July 8, PostMedia and the Canadian Press published “Afghanistan aid announcment greeted with caution, skepticism”, detailing the response to the news that Canada will continue aid to Afghanistan, “on the condition the money is not squandered through corruption or mismanagement.”

Steven Staples predicts that “the money will be siphoned off by the Afghan military or “disappear altogether” through graft.”

“The money will be used by the security forces. If not, then squandered into secret bank accounts held by the Karzai government members,” said Rideau Institute president Steven Staples, dismissing the idea that the funds will be used for social services like education for girls as “baloney.”

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