Sure Afghanistan is corrupt, but so is …
Eric Margolis scans the west and sees a common thread and suggests that Critics of Afghanistan need to look in a mirror.
President Karzai will of course establish an anti-corruption commission. Some big turbans will be prosecuted to please Washington. But this charade will fool no one but U.S. voters.
Most Afghans see Karzai as a U.S. puppet. But maybe the exasperated puppet will turn on his string-pullers, open peace talks with the Taliban and demand the U.S. pull its occupation army out of Afghanistan. India is said to be waiting to take over the care and feeding of the Karzai regime.