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Posted by Pappy 2012-03-09 10:22||
#2 He's a politician.
Bit more than that Pappy, a politician who would be king Karzai re-enacted the original coronation of Ahmad Shah Durrani at the shrine of Sher-i-Surkh outside of Kandahar where he had leaders of various Afghan tribes, including a descendent of the religious leader (Sabir Shah) that originally selected Ahmad Shah Durrani in 1747 as key players in this event. Further evidence that Karzai views himself fulfilling a Durrani monarch's role arise from statements furnished by close allies within his government. His late brother, Ahmed Wali Karzai, made statements to a similar effect.
Posted by tipper 2012-03-09 11:35||
Yeah, we gave them a politician when we should have given them a U.S. general to impose strict martial law with an emphasis on secularism. They weren't ready for democracy. It was naive to think they were. Too bad. The opportunity has passed.
Posted by Ebbang Uluque6305 2012-03-09 11:52||
#4 a politician who would be king
The two are not mutually exclusive.
Posted by Pappy 2012-03-09 12:56||
#5 He's boned and he knows it. When we pull out, he's a dead man if he doesn't go back to Britain and live in exile, albeit rather luxurious exile with all the NATO $$ he has skimmed.
Posted by bigjim-CA 2012-03-09 14:15||
#6 He needs to be forced to live in that shit hole til they Najibullah (V2.0) him. No exile with a mess o' drugs and money! Blockade flights out
Posted by Frank G 2012-03-09 20:41||