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December 3rd, 2010
11:03 AM ET

WikiLeaks cables on Afghanistan show monumental corruption

Tim Lister
CNN

(CNN) - Hundreds of U.S. diplomatic cables obtained by WikiLeaks paint a picture of corruption in Afghanistan at every level of government and society.

Cables from the U.S. ambassador in Kabul portray Afghan President Hamid Karzai as paranoid, with an "inability to grasp the most rudimentary principles of state-building."

Many of the cables were sent from the U.S. Embassy in Kabul over the last two years. The New York Times, which had advance access to the estimated 250,000 documents leaked to WikiLeaks, reported the documents showed corruption's "pervasive nature, its overwhelming scale, and the dispiriting challenge it poses to American officials."

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Filed under: 360° Radar • Afghanistan
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  1. Gregory Brooks

    CNN is a reliable news source that can be trusted to perpetuate the mythology that the U.S. is somehow governed by a corruptless democracy benignly overseeing a competitive free market economy. The UNITED STATES is a corporation, not a republic. Shadow figures with roots in Standard Oil and the military industrial & intelligence divisions of the corporation have sworn allegiance to foreign oil not the American constituency. Hopefully you will realize that those of us who grew up with the Kennedy assasinations, the Vietnam War, Nixon and Watergate, Reagan/Bush Iranscam and the Contra affair in Nicaragua, stolen elections, False Flag Ops, the "pulling" of the three WTC buildings on 9/11... the puppet show of the presidencies. It's all good... let's talk about corruption in foreign lands along the frontal edge of the bohemouth empire. The Muslims have one thing right. Satan is here.

    December 3, 2010 at 11:59 pm |
  2. Wikileaksfan

    We need Wikileaks if we want to know the level of corruption of both government , poltical parties-GOP, and corrupt bankers-Bank of America.

    Bank of America is funding the multi-million dollars hacker-bribing colluding with FOX news in an attempt to launch access denial service attacks to Wikileaks as promoted by GOP so that GOP can continue to buy the next election via Karl Rowe Fund !!!

    December 3, 2010 at 10:59 pm |