25 February 2010

Terry Glavin reporting from Afghanistan

. . . All this talk about reconciliation [with Taliban] is very tempting for the international community, but this is a charade. Who is talking about fighting corruption? Everybody is talking about reconciliation, and it doesn’t have a foundation, it doesn’t have a basis. If you pay bribes to people through the same corrupt system, then all you’re left with is corruption.
Afghani opposition leader Abdullah Abdullah.

This and more from Terry Glavin.