Cut Karzai off — and send cash to 9/11 museum
It’s been a good week for outrages. Last Sunday, the New York Times revealed that the CIA has been literally handing over sacks of cash to Afghan President Hamid Karzai since the start of the war there. No one knows the exact amounts involved, but possibly tens of millions of taxpayer dollars have found the pockets of Karzai’s friends and possible rivals -- including an alleged mass-murderer or two.
Then this Sunday, the foundation that oversees the still-unopened September 11 National Memorial and Museum at ground zero voted to charge visitors an admission fee of $20 to $25, because it can’t cover the museum’s projected operating cost of $60 million a year with donations alone.