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Why is this PUBLIC? and why do they continue to do it>

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The CIA is making payments to a significant number of officials in Afghan President Hamid Karzai's administration, The Washington Post reported on Friday.

Citing current and former U.S. officials, the paper said the payments were long-standing in many cases and intended to help the agency maintain a source of information within the Afghan government.

Some Karzai aides were CIA informants and others received payments to ensure their accessibility, the Post said, citing a U.S. official who spoke on condition of anonymity.

The CIA payments have continued despite concerns that the agency is backing corrupt officials, the report said.

The Post said CIA spokesman Paul Gimigliano disputed the official's characterization, saying, "This anonymous source appears driven by ignorance, malice or both."

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20100827/wl_nm/us_afghanistan_usa_cia

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sweet-a-kins

Asked by sweet-a-kins at 8:11 AM on Aug. 27, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • old news. this was also brought up during the bush years.
    jewjewbee

    Answer by jewjewbee at 8:15 AM on Aug. 27, 2010

  • But we are still paying, if this is on YAHOO...Wouldn't someone say hey, WHO is getting PAID? and kick them out??


    Or are they just playing with us.....they give us BS info...

    sweet-a-kins

    Comment by sweet-a-kins (original poster) at 8:17 AM on Aug. 27, 2010

  • But we are still paying


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    Maybe cuz O is more like Bush than you hoped?

    jewjewbee

    Answer by jewjewbee at 8:21 AM on Aug. 27, 2010

  • Maybe cuz O is more like Bush than you hoped?


    It has little to do with Obama or Bush.....CIA does whatever the hell they want and increasingly it seems they make HORRIBLE choices.....**when I say increasingly..I mean thay we are finding out more*

    sweet-a-kins

    Comment by sweet-a-kins (original poster) at 8:36 AM on Aug. 27, 2010

  • So then...are you more concerned that it is public or that we are doing it?
    jewjewbee

    Answer by jewjewbee at 8:53 AM on Aug. 27, 2010

  • If you want info, then you have to rub shoulders with some very vile people.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 10:08 AM on Aug. 27, 2010

  • So then...are you more concerned that it is public or that we are doing it?


    BOTH!

    sweet-a-kins

    Comment by sweet-a-kins (original poster) at 10:09 AM on Aug. 27, 2010

  • If you want info, then you have to rub shoulders with some very vile people.


    Yea, but its PUBLIC KNOWLEDGE.....so you think KARZAI doesn't know?

    sweet-a-kins

    Comment by sweet-a-kins (original poster) at 10:10 AM on Aug. 27, 2010

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