Your tax dollars in action!"Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity." -Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Every year, the non-governmental organization Transparency International publishes a Corruption Perception Index.
2005 was the first year that the index ranked both Iraq and Afghanistan.
In 2005's index of 158 countries, there were 17 countries more corrupt than Iraq and 34 countries more corrupt than Afghanistan.
In last year's index of 180 countries, Afghanistan was the 5th most corrupt country in the world and only Somalia was more corrupt than Iraq.
Even notoriously corrupt regimes like Equatorial Guinea, the DR Congo, Nigeria and Cameroon as well as the lands run by the much demonized Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Hugo Chavez and Robert Mugabe are better off than the US-occupied former countries.
This is just one illustration of the wonderful Progress that's being made in those occupied lands and proof that we were right to Stay the Course.
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