Monday, April 05, 2010

Probably Bad News

Afghan President Hamid Karzai threatened over the weekend to quit the political process and join the Taliban if he continued to come under outside pressure to reform, several members of parliament said Monday.

I guess that means hyperbolic rhetoric is a universal human trait. Karzai sounds like another one of these leaders who has to deal with a shadow government in his day to day business. It won't be long before we hear about how "history" will vindicate him, I'm sure.


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2 comments:

Maitri said...

We installed Karzai (democratic election, my ass). How hard is it to tell him to stay the course or else we replace him? Last night's Jon Stewart - Reza Aslan convo was very telling.

Cousin Pat from Georgia said...

You would think we'd have a little more influence, yeah. But this appears to be our normal relationship with client-states. Saddam was once our neighborhood stick-up man, after all.

I'll have to catch Aslan on Hulu. That is one smart individual.