This month, hidden amid election excitement, a report was delivered to Congress by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction. Likely few in Washington read it. The U.S. war in Afghanistan wasn’t a big part of pre-election politicking and now, post-election, the biggest thing on congressional members’ minds is fiscal cliff finagling, not foreign policy. What Congress doesn’t realize, however, is that the special inspector general’s report is entirely relevant and completely germane to the cost-cutting conversation.
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