October 2, 2012

How Karzai Could Make Himself a Hero

Jim Marshall, New York Times

AP Photo

A great deal of technical work will have to be done, in not much time, to correct serious problems with the voter registry and to assure both security and a level political playing field. Mostly, what Afghans need now is forceful leadership from their president to let them fairly choose his successor. Given Afghanistan’s history, such an achievement would be heroic. Mr. Karzai should be that hero.

Read Full Article ››

TAGGED: Hamid Karzai, Afghanistan

RECOMMENDED ARTICLES

September 19, 2012
On Aghanistan, Obama Must Speak Up
Max Boot, Commentary Mag
Little wonder that public support for the war effort continues to crater: When there is no alternative narrative to counterbalance the gloomy reports in the news, the public naturally believes that all is lost. I don’t think... more ››
September 19, 2012
U.S. on a Path to Nowhere
Arnaud de Borchgrave, New Atlanticist
The round-the-clock killing of U.S. military advisers by Afghan soldiers they are training coupled with some $200 million worth of jet fighters and attack helicopters destroyed in a heavily fortified allied base in Afghanistan by... more ››
September 19, 2012
Big Countries, Small Wars
Robert Skidelsky, Project Syndicate
There is no single worldwide terrorist organization with a single head. Insofar as Al Qaeda still exists at all, it is a Hydra that sprouts new heads as fast as the old ones are cut off. Trying to win “hearts and minds” with... more ››
September 19, 2012
Why Is U.S. Surprised by Muslim Backlash?
Seumas Milne, The Guardian
Since launching the war on terror, the US and its allies have attacked and occupied Afghanistan and Iraq; bombed Libya; killed thousands in drone attacks in Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia; imposed devastating sanctions; backed... more ››
September 19, 2012
Staying the Course in Afghanistan
Daily Telegraph
The Taliban fears Nato’s success in building the security architecture able to withstand the departure of most combat forces in 2014. more ››