UN Chief Calls For Aid For Taliban-Ruled Afghanistan
But what will the Taliban do with the money? Former President Ashraf Ghani, for example, when he fled Kabul one step ahead of the Taliban, took with him $169 million in cash; that is money that had been provided by American taxpayers, and that Ghani stole from the Afghan treasury. Ghani is not alone. Former President Hamid Karzai has $20 million stashed away, which could only have come from one source: American aid. The American government should be able to find a way to recover this money, and much more - hundreds of millions, or even billions of dollars, in real estate, stocks, and bank accounts in the West - from many hundreds of corrupt Afghan officials and their relatives. All of this could be distributed to the people of Afghanistan.