2010-09-04nytimes.com

Was there ever really any doubt? Given that the Fed's already propped up the entire world banking system (publicly and not-so-publicly), what's one more little pipsqueak bank (especially in a de facto US territory)? -- ``In a bid to fend off the threat of a nationwide financial crisis, the Afghan and United States governments tentatively agreed Saturday to bail out Afghanistan’s largest bank, according to Afghan and American officials. ''


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