November 18, 2011
A New U.S.-Afghan Partnership
Washington Post, Washington Post
Hamid Karzai kicked off his traditional loya jirga assembly in Kabul on Wednesday with another populist demand at the expense of the United States: House searches and night raids by U.S. and other NATO forces must cease. His bravado may have disguised — perhaps intentionally — the fact that Mr. Karzai is attempting to use the assembly to do both himself and the United States a considerable political favor. Let's hope he succeeds.
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