Men with Guns, in Kabul and Washington
For those who believe in making war, Kabul is a notable work
product. After 30 years, the results are in: a devastated city.
A stale witticism calls Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai "the
mayor of Kabul." Now, not even. On block after block in the Afghan
capital, AK-47s are conspicuous in the hands of men on guard against
a near future. Widely seen as corrupt, inept and -- with massive
election fraud -- now illegitimate, Karzai's government is losing its
grip along with its credibility.