Karzai Inc

Karzai Inc
 

Keep looking over your shoulder A Kingdom of Their Own: The Family Karzai and the Afghan Disaster. By Joshua Partlow. Knopf; 422 pages; $28.95. Simon & Schuster; £20.
MIGHT things have turned out better in Afghanistan without Hamid Karzai? The many critics of the former Afghan president blame him for tolerating corruption and for undermining the West’s war against the Taliban. As Robert Gates, once America’s defence secretary, said: Mr Karzai was the most “troublesome ally in war since Charles de Gaulle”.
America initially regarded the dashing Pushtun tribal leader as just the man to... read more

 
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