February 19, 2014

Maddening Paranoia of Hamid Karzai

David DeVoss, Weekly Standard

The Associated Press

In fairness, no Afghan politician can last long without some paranoia. Since the late 1970s, five of the country’s top political leaders have been assassinated.

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TAGGED: Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai


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