Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Hamid's Greed--In Song

Afghanistan's chief kleptocrat admits to receiving money from the CIA but says it didn't amount to all that much, really:
Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Monday acknowledged that his office has been receiving money from the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency over the past 10 years, dismissing the monthly cash payments as a "small amount."
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...
Karzai, on the other hand, would not shut up about it, and at one point even broke into song:
Every time it rains it rains
Shekels from kafirs.
Every shopping bag contains
Shekels from kafirs.
My fortune's overflowin' from this largesse.
They sure rewarded Karzai's
Ungodly mess.
Trade them for a packet of prevarications.
If you don't want the Taliban, give me donations!
So when they call it "jizya," quiz 'em,
"What else can you do?"
There'll be shekels from kafirs for me, not you.
Update: Hamid (a gold digger of 2013) likes this one, too:

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