Sunday, April 04, 2010

Remind me again why Canadians are dying over there.


Oh, right ... it's because Hamid Karzai hates us. Sure, I'm good with that.

5 comments:

Jymn Parrett said...

> And not all Catholic clergy are pedophiles.

I wonder if this true. Does JoJo have any proof?

Gene Rayburn said...

ha Jojo been in cahoots with Hamid Karzai?

Jymn Parrett said...

hehe - wrong post

Mark Francis said...

Elections Canada is being accused by Karzai of being in a plot to oust him. Stephen Harper will now issue a spirited defense of this world-renown institution in 5-4-3-2-abort...

Jay said...

As Tony Karon notes:

But bizarre as his behavior may seem, there may be a method in Karzai's madness. For one thing, he has begun denouncing the Western powers in his country because he knows he can - Karzai would have been cut adrift some time ago if there were any other viable alternative on whom the U.S. could pin its strategy. The wily president knows that the presence of foreign forces in his country is deeply unpopular, particularly when civilians are killed in the course of NATO military operations. Karzai, moreover, is humiliated and shown to be powerless when his protestations over such operations are ignored by his Western patrons. So, while he may have been installed by a U.S.-led invasion, if Karzai is to survive the departure of Western forces, he will have to reinvent himself as a national leader with an independent power base. He's obviously determined not to go the way of Najibullah, the former Soviet-backed leader executed by the Taliban seven years after the Red Army withdrew. So, from Karzai's point of view, he's pushing back against the U.S. not only because he can, but also because he must if he is to survive politically.