Your Tax Dollar at Work: Televising Headless Goat Polo in Afghanistan

Since Obama came to power, there has been no serious attempt to win the war in Afghanistan. So how is the government managing to spend so much of our money in that savage wasteland? One way is by televising headless goat polo:

The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, the federal watchdog for rebuilding the war-torn country, says he has received information that the State Department paid $568,000 apiece for three Ford trucks, as part of a revised, $3.6 million contract in which they originally each cost $157,000.

The original, August 2011 contract allegedly cost $6 million for communications equipment and five vehicles — two Ford trucks and three satellite/ microwave trucks each costing $1.8 million.

According to an October 15 letter from the inspector general, the vehicles were to be delivered to the U.S. Embassy in Kabul and used primarily for such “live sporting events” as soccer, cricket and Buzkashi — an equestrian sport in which players try to drag a headless goat toward a goal.

Due to Big Government efficiency, the headless goat polo trucks have not yet been deployed.

Special Inspector General John Sopko says in the letter that his staffers have information showing the three trucks didn’t arrive until this July, were still covered by shipping material as of September and have yet to be put in service. …

The U.S. has reportedly spent at least $100 billion on reconstruction efforts in Afghanistan.

Some say Obama has no strategy in Afghanistan. But he does. It is called the Cloward–Piven strategy.

Headless goat polo.

On a tip from Bill T. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.

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