Just Peachy ~ Another President With “Missing Spine” Syndrome

Now’s a terrific time to bugger out, wouldn’t you say?

Karzai surrounding himself with anti-US advisers

KABUL, Afghanistan – President Hamid Karzai is increasingly isolated and has surrounded himself with an inner circle of advisers who are urging him to move closer to Iran and Pakistan as the U.S. draws down its role in Afghanistan, several friends and aides tell The Associated Press.

Their advice is echoed in Karzai’s anti-West rhetoric, which has heightened both in his public speeches and in private. He met recently with Iran’s defense minister, and constantly cautions against trusting the U.S. to have Afghanistan’s best interests at heart.

Several of Karzai’s close friends and advisers now speak of a president whose doors have closed to all but one narrow faction and who refuses to listen to dissenting opinions. They say people allowed to see the president are vetted by an inner circle of religious conservatives who belong to a nonviolent wing of Hizb-i-Islami, a radical Islamic group whose relentless attacks on American soldiers forced the U.S. to withdraw from bases in northeastern Kunar and Nuristan provinces.

What? Was there, like, a run on these losers at CostCo or something?

4 Responses to “Just Peachy ~ Another President With “Missing Spine” Syndrome”

  1. Mockingbird says:

    Okay President Humid, fire up the old opium pipe. It’s the Afgan national smokie.

  2. Gary from Jersey says:

    This has been common knowledge for at least two years. Mighty O declares defeat and AP pops up with this a couple days later. Yessir, a free and independent press, that’s what it is.

  3. Dave E. says:

    I don’t think Karzai was ever “easy” to work with, but it wasn’t until the genius in the White House and his so-called smart diplomats got into the action that the relationship totally ruptured. Sorry to speak ill of the dead, but Richard Holbrooke was a complete idiot and so is Eikenberry. Karzai is certainly no gem, but you work with what you have to accomplish the larger goal.

  4. Ave says:

    It is time for us to get out of there. Karzai is a coward who will say what he thinks he needs to say to keep everybody happy until he can figure out whose arms he needs to run into to stay in power. We can’t build that nation and we need to get Americans out of there and bring them back to safety and concentrate on rebuilding our own nation.

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