December 3, 2013

U.S. Is Enabling Hamid Karzai

Sarah Chayes, Los Angeles Times

The Associated Press

U.S. decision-makers should have expected such antics. It is they who have conditioned Karzai to behave this way, by persistently rewarding similar stunts. In Afghanistan as elsewhere, a lack of psychological savvy on the part of U.S. leaders, combined with a perverse tendency to abandon or undervalue their own leverage, are undermining U.S. interests as well as those of populations Washington purports to be helping.

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TAGGED: Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai


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