Tag Archives: Jean MacKenzie

09/25/09 – Jean MacKenzie – The Scott Horton Show

Jean MacKenzie, Afghanistan reporter for GlobalPost.com, discusses how the Taliban protection racket takes a cut of U.S. reconstruction funds, the Afghan dislike of (even the kinder, gentler U.S. version) all foreign occupations, the Afghanistan opium trade that is too deeply entrenched to stop and Gen. McChrystal’s assessment that 500 thousand more troops will be needed over 5 years.

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04/08/09 – Jean MacKenzie – The Scott Horton Show

Jean MacKenzie, Program Director at the Institute for War and Peace Reporting, discusses the ineffective use of foreign aid in Afghanistan, the lingering resentment of Hamid Karzai by factional groups excluded from political power, the India/Pakistan competition for influence in Afghanistan and the moral obligation of the U.S. to tidy the mess it made.

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