Karzai admits taking CIA cash for 10 years

Yes, but the tens of millions of dollars in cash he was handed is just a "small amount" and it was used "for various purposes." He says. Wall Street Journal: Mr. Karzai addressed the issue after the New York Times reported on Sunday that the CIA has made tens of millions of dollars in secret payments, often cash packed in shopping bags, as it sought to maintain influence over Afghanistan's mercurial leader. "Yes, the office of the national security has been receiving support from the United States for the past 10 years," Mr. Karzai told reporters at a news briefing in Helsinki, Finland, responding to a question about whether he has received CIA cash. "Monthly. Not a big amount. A small amount which has been used for various purposes." The CIA declined to comment on the matter. Mr. Karzai, who is touring Northern Europe, made the remarks following his meeting with Finnish President Sauli Niinisto. The U.S. isn't the only country to supply the Afghan presidential palace with...(Read Full Post)