We often hear that the drug trade in Afghanistan is being used to finance the insurgency and that Muslim mosques and non-profits funnel money to terror groups. Brace yourselves for this: Our own tax dollars, spent on recovery programs in Afghanistan, may be paying for fighters and weapons that kill American soldiers and the locals who work with them.
This is extremely disturbing and further evidence of the futility of the so-called war on terror. In another way, however, it makes sense. It was American policies and money that created al-Qaeda and the Taliban. I've met the enemy and he is staring into my monitor.