“Many in our government, even some surprisingly senior officials you think would know better, seem to believe that an inspector general should be their partner — or, more correctly, their silent partner,” he said. “In their opinion, my reports should be slipped in a sealed envelope in the dead of night under the door — never to see the light of day — because those reports could embarrass the administration, embarrass President Karzai, embarrass Afghanistan.”
John Sopko, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction. Read more about how the government is trying to silence his reports.
“Between 2007 and 2012, the report said, the U.S. government did not have a reliable way of verifying that its Afghan providers were not buying from Iran as they supplied fuel worth nearly $1.1 billion to the Afghan army.”
From a Washington Post article about how the U.S. may have accidentally bought fuel from Iran, which would violate our own sanctions.
Anyone else think that is ridiculous?