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

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

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

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, Afghanistan and Iraq, way down at the bottom,

.


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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.