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Quote of the Day: Sniffing Out Afghan Corruption—or Not

Quote of the Day:
 
"I don't mean to be cruel. I don't think you're the right person for this job."
 
—Senator Claire McCaskill, Missouri Democrat, in November, speaking to Arnold Fields, the ex-Marine who heads the office of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, who resigned this week. His office is charged with reviewing $56 billion in US funds spent in Afghanistan to economic projects and other uses. The budget for SIGAR is $46 million a year. So far its intepid watchdogs have sniffed out a grand total of $8 million wrongly spent. I think I could find another $46 million.

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