Karzai vs. Mary Poppins

by
Abby Zimet

 

The not wholly surprising news that a key Karzai aide at the center of a corruption investigation has been on the CIA payroll
for years underscores, once more if we needed it, the tortuously
contradictory mess that is U.S. policy in Afghanistan - for starters,
simultaneously demanding Karzai root out corruption while funding it.
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"If we decide as a country that we'll never deal with anyone in
Afghanistan who might down the road - and certainly not at our behest -
put his hand in the till, we can all come home right now. If you want intelligence in a war zone, you're not
going to get it from Mother Theresa or Mary Poppins." - an American official

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