He probably called it a working vacation.
TPMm friend Nick Schwellenbach at POGO highlighted
this a couple weeks back, but it's never too late to bring to your attention the travel photos
of Howard "Cookie" Krongard, the embattled
State Department inspector general.
To the left and above, Cookie hangs out with his security detail. "Not too worried about the bad guys at the moment," the caption says. Unfortunately, those guys weren't around for Cookie's Congressional hearing
earlier this week.
To the right, see him kick back in what he calls the "V V I P lounge" of Kabul airport on what appears to be a leopard-skin chair! He must be tired from a hard day of thoroughly investigating waste, fraud and abuse in Afghanistan all by himself.
Below, a sporty-looking Cookie climbs the ruins of what he claims is a Taliban armored personnel carrier! (They had those?)