Here's a more worthwhile topic than the future of General McChrystal's command:

The Long War: Warlord, Inc.

“The U.S. military is funding a massive protection racket in Afghanistan, indirectly paying tens of millions of dollars to warlords, corrupt public officials and the Taliban to ensure safe passage of its supply convoys throughout the country,” according to a congressional report. The security arrangements “violate laws on the use of private contractors, as well as Defense Department regulations.” -- Warlord, Inc. Extortion and Corruption Along the U.S. Supply Chain in Afghanistan (pdf) (House of Representatives 2010-06).

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