THE PLANK SEPTEMBER 21, 2009
In which McNulty, exiled to an agricultural-training mission in rural Afghanistan, winds up bringing down the Afghan president. LAT:
U.S. spy agencies have already stepped up their scrutiny of corruption in Kabul. The recent Senate report described a wiretapping system activated last year that is aimed at tracing ties between government officials and drug kingpins in the country.
Yes, my setup was a joke--but this surveillance is not. It's not hard to imagine it leading us to some inconvenient places.