Rife government corruption in Afghanistan strengthens Taliban

"This is the reason no one accepts the rule of law"

American soldiers in the Ghazni province of Afghanistan tell the New York Times that their greatest opponent may not be the few thousand Taliban who unofficially rule the area through sympathetic mullahs, but official corruption that undermines all of their efforts to strengthen civil society and causes locals to turn to insurgents for order and security. Some Afghan soldiers are equally frustrated. “This is the reason no one accepts the rule of law,² one colonel said, ³because the government is not going by the rule of law.”

New York Times

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