Waste Effort: US ghost cash flushed down Afghan drain
After having wasted billions in Iraq, Washington has been washing billions more in Afghanistan — in a war that has lasted longer than American involvement in WWII. “About 375 billion dollars has already been spent on the afghan war. this doesn’t include basic things like care for soldiers in the future,” said Tom Engelhardt, author of “The American Way of War: How Bush’s became Obama’s” and of Tomdispatch.com. What this amount doesn’t include is the cash that goes missing into the abyss. From ghost construction projects which remain incomplete to arms that end up in the wrong hands, billions of dollars pumped by the US into Afghanistan do not end up where intended.