We’re paying for the Afghan police, but the Afghan government doesn’t necessarily actually pay over the money. Jesus wept.
Conor Friedersdorf stands in for Megan McArdle, and rather than the barrage of mockery you might hope for, gets a barrage of poisonous misogyny instead. His past experience of comments trolls is much like mine, including the induced pachydermy, and probably far worse given his role as a broadly reasonable man in US conservatism. It must be bad.