You've got to give it to this President Karzai who knows a good thing when he sees one: the American printing press as this BBC report shows here.
This is also as good as any a predictor of how long the US will be forced to stay in Afghanistan. If Afghanistan needs $$ over 15 years to finance its security forces to which Obama was saying he would start handing over responsibility in 2 years time, guess how long would US forces remain there?
The obvious question one should pose to President Karzai's financial woes is this: Mr President, how about remitting back to Afghanistan all the billions stolen by your own folks in the government, including perhaps your own good self? How about asking your own brother to send back all this drug money?