Sunday, 29 August 2010

Graft-Fighting Prosecutor Fired in Afghanistan

Is this why we have our troops in Afghanistan?
Graft-Fighting Prosecutor Fired in Afghanistan - NYTimes.com
"One of the country’s most senior prosecutors said Saturday that President Hamid Karzai fired him last week after he repeatedly refused to block corruption investigations at the highest levels of Mr. Karzai’s government.
"Fazel Ahmed Faqiryar, the former deputy attorney general, said investigations of more than two dozen senior Afghan officials — including cabinet ministers, ambassadors and provincial governors — were being held up or blocked outright by Mr. Karzai, Attorney General Mohammed Ishaq Aloko and others.


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