Quote of the Day

by Joshua Foust on 4/9/2007

“The way we are doing it is really lousy. We are too late, too bureaucratic, and frankly we spend too much money on ourselves rather than developing the skills of Afghans.”

Lakhdar Brahimi, former UN Senior Envoy, on the incredibly, drastic mismanagement of Afghanistan after 2001. I mentioned one of the biggest challenges facing the reconstruction—too much money for oversight and efficiency—a few months ago.

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Joshua Foust is a Fellow at the American Security Project and the author of Afghanistan Journal: Selections from Registan.net. His research focuses primarily on Central and South Asia. Joshua is a correspondent for The Atlantic and a columnist for PBS Need to Know. Joshua appears regularly on the BBC World News, Aljazeera, and international public radio. Joshua's writing has appeared in the Columbia Journalism Review, Foreign Policy’s AfPak Channel, the New York Times, Reuters, and the Christian Science Monitor. Follow him on twitter: @joshuafoust

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