Day: November 14, 2010

Karzai channels Maliki

Afghanistan President Karzai, in an interview published this morning in the Washington Post, asks for a reduced U.S. military presence and an end to night-time raids on Afghan homes.  He sounds a lot like Iraqi Prime Minister Maliki three years ago, but he has shown none of Maliki’s grit (remember the Iraqi attacks on Moqtada al Sadr’s people in Basra and Sadr City?).  Karzai also blames corruption in Afghanistan on American contracting practices.  Maybe we should cancel all those Afghanistan reports (as well as the December policy review) and leave Karzai to his own devices.

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