It’s a little late in the game to worry about anticorruption measures because what in the world is the alternative going to be? If you find people who aren’t corrupt it is largely because they haven’t had the opportunity.

The above is the QUOTATION OF THE DAY in New York Times, March 8, 2012; by Anthony H. Cordesman, Defense Expert, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, D.C., on the corruption that pervades Afghanistan’s business and political elite.

I could not help it, but Africa did came to mind. Mr. Cordesman could have been speaking of Nigeria where corruption is systemic and endemic – intricately inter-woven in the fabric of society never to be effaced. Every one, even the elites, speak of the perennial and perpetual prevalence of corruption, but no one decries it.