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Holder In Kabul – To Discuss Corruption

From an irony-proof Associated Press:

Top US prosecutor in Kabul to discuss corruption

By DEB RIECHMANN (AP)

June 30, 2010

KABUL, Afghanistan — U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder was in the Afghan capital to talk with officials about improving the justice system and fighting corruption Wednesday

In Afghanistan? Doesn’t justice, like charity, begin at home? Or has Mr. Holder gone over there to get pointers on how to do corruption better?

Corruption and an ineffectual court system have undermined public trust in President Hamid Karzai’s government.

Thankfully, we don’t have such problems. In fact, trust in our government is at an all time high.

The Obama administration and other donor nations, who need Karzai to be perceived as a credible partner, are pushing him to clean up bribery, graft and corruption.

Notice that the Obama administration only needs Mr. Karzai to be “perceived” as credible.

And speaking of credible partners, how come we are hearing so little about the Ron Blagojevich corruption trial from our watchdog media?

If Mr. Blagojevich were a Republican who had been trying to sell a Republican President’s former Senate seat, it would be getting more television coverage than the OJ Simpson trial.

"Fighting corruption and supporting the rule of law in Afghanistan are top priorities for this administration, and we will continue to assist the Afghan government in creating and sustaining the effective criminal justice system to which the Afghan people are entitled," Holder said in a statement issued by the U.S. Justice Department in Washignton [sic]…

Hopefully, “fighting corruption and supporting the rule of law” will be “top  priorities” here at home, once Mr. Holder has fixed the problems in Afghanistan.

On Tuesday, Afghanistan’s top prosecutor rejected allegations that he’s being asked not to agressively [sic] pursue corruption cases against people with political connections

The attorney general held a news conference on Tuesday to rebut a story published Monday in The Washington Post, which alleged that top officials in the Karzai government were blocking corruption probes of political allies. The newspaper quoted U.S. officials as saying that among other things, Afghan prosecutors and investigators had been instructed to disregard evidence against executives of a major financial firm suspected of helping Afghan powerbrokers move millions of dollars out of the country. ..

Once again, there are no parallels with the situation in the United States, whatsoever.

For instance, no one has ever accused our attorney general of blocking any criminal probes of political allies — like the New Black Panthers.

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, June 30th, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

11 Responses to “Holder In Kabul – To Discuss Corruption”

  1. Rusty Shackleford says:

    So, Holder….sent to Kabul….about corruption.

    Why? To tell them what they’re doing wrong?

    • Mithrandir says:

      Chicagoland politicians are going to straighten everything out.

      I am embarrassed to be an American really. These are the BEST representatives from among the people? What kind of people do we have here anyway?

    • Right of the People says:

      It’s a corruption symposium and Holder is the keynote speaker. He’s sitting in for Barry because The Won is busy plugging the oil well in the Gulf with his magical powers.

  2. proreason says:

    Will Holder be educating Karzi, or vice versa?

    My bet is they will just be brainstorming.

  3. Mithrandir says:

    This is why i am AGAINST bringing democracy to other countries. What? –so they can have institutions that are broken, bankrupt, and corrupt just like ours?

    Bleech, you (as a man anyway) have more freedom as a tribe member of Southern Afghanistan than as a citizen of the high taxing police-state Americans now enjoy.

  4. tranquil.night says:

    Well they sure have a lot to learn, like their error was getting caught.

    Karzai and co. need to learn that you use affiliated pawn groups to carry these things out. Intermediaries and such.

  5. AcornsRNutz says:

    In this monkey excrement fight of a situation in which we find ourselves, this holder deal makes perfect sense.

  6. Liberals Demise says:

    Sweeeeeeeet Jesus!!
    This is like the devil coming to church and preaching the King James bible.

    BTW……..that is the only picture of the racist, socialist pig wearing wings of any source!

  7. Mae says:

    Love the accompanying photo. Angelic? Demonic?

  8. proreason says:

    Moronic

  9. Tater Salad says:

    ………..and while Crime, Incorporated is running around the world giving lessons on how to committ treason and anarchy, his buddy, Obamamao is back home making out the weekly “Hit List”:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YtWPOQSorEg


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