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I dont think it makes sense, the Afghan people know which districts are controlled by the Taliban. The Taliban obviously know which districts they control. Our military knows it. Everybody in Afghanistan knows it. The only people who dont know whats going on are the people who are paying for all of this, and thats the American taxpayer.
We need to understand why U.S. and Afghan anticorruption efforts have consistently fallen short of their objectives, we need to understand how U.S. policies and practices unintentionally aided and abetted corruption, while fostering the perception among Afghans that the international-assistance effort is itself corrupt.
We spent more money than we've spent in any country in the history of the United States, more money than the Marshall Plan, so it's big bucks, what does this tell us, so the next time we do this, maybe we can do a better job? So I actually think of all the things we do, that may be the legacy that I want to leave.