Crack Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and top CIA officials are still trying to sort out how they were scammed out of millions by an impostor who claimed he was a top Taliban Leader willing to negotiate an Afghan Peace Treaty.
A man identifying himself as Akhtar Mohammed Mansour a former Taliban leader when the radical muslim group controlled the country, was flown to Kabul from Pakistan after peace feelers were sent out through President Hamid Karzai that the Taliban wanted a 'sit down' to resolve 'certain issues of concern."
According to secret reports leaked by Wikipedia in the past several hours, Karzai, US high ranking officials, including a representative from the US Treasury, met on at least three occasions to discuss how much it was going to cost to get the Taliban to quit harassing NATO forces and accept Peace Terms.
It was on the fourth such meeting that a new aide for Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner was prepared to turn over an additional $10M in cash to continue to insure Mansour's cooperation, that the aide recognized the impostor as the headwaiter and husband of Karzai's sister who runs one of the family's restaurants in the US.
In fear that the impostor would detonate himself in the meeting like the last terrorist who duped the CIA and blew himself up in an 'intelligence' gathering because he wasn't scanned before attending, the aide remained mute until the impostor was back on the plane to Pakistan.
According to the Government Accounting Office, GAO, the impostor made off with a total of $42.5M in cash during the 4 meetings.
Putting the proper spin on things, Obama Press Secretary Robert Glibb said, "well, at least nobody got hurt. Can you imagine if he had set himself off in that sealed room...we would have lost some of our best and brightest!"