February 11, 2014

What Is Hamid Karzai Thinking?

Peter Tomsen, Politico

The Associated Press

Lately, those who think Afghanistan’s mercurial president has left this earthly plane have had the upper hand. Much recent reporting paints a picture of a paranoid man sequestered in his palace, fuming over American slights, threatening to release dozens of terrorist suspects from prison and plotting to join forces with the Taliban.

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TAGGED: Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai


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