National Corruption Rankings 2010: The Good News Is, Afghanistan and Iraq Are Closer to American Standards

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Oct. 26 2010 2:05 PM

National Corruption Rankings 2010: The Good News Is, Afghanistan and Iraq Are Closer to American Standards

Speaking of

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, the newest Transparency International

are out today. Last year, the list had

, Afghanistan and Iraq, way down at the bottom,

.



How has another year of American involvement paid off? Afghanistan improved its raw score from 1.3 corruption points to 1.4, moving into a tie with Burma/Myanmar, but still second from the bottom. Iraq held steady at 1.5 corruption points, and remains fourth from the bottom.



Also Pakistan, our trusted ally in the Afghan campaign, slipped a few notches. And the United States itself

. A few more decades, and the people we're liberating really could be sharing in the American dream.


Tom Scocca is the managing editor of Deadspin and the author of Beijing Welcomes You: Unveiling the Capital City of the Future.

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