Karzai “Passes Test”; Fails in Real World

“President Karzai has passed the first test set for him by the Western governments by cobbling together a cabinet containing acceptable figures.” So wrote Rahimullah Yusufzai, an alleged expert on Pakistan-Afghanistan tribal affairs and the Taliban and a senior editor for the Pakistani daily The News. Yusufzai continued: “Under pressure from the western nations that […]

OBAMA: ALMOST ONE YEAR ASSESSMENT

“He gave billions to Wall Street, cracked down on illegal immigrants getting health care, and he’s sending 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan….He may go down in history as our greatest Republican president.” — Jay Leno, summing up Obama’s first eleven months in office. After eleven months in office, Barack Obama has hardly revolutionized – or […]

Afghanistan: Sad Incongruities

“All we have to do is send two mujahedeen [warriors] to the furthest point east to raise a piece of cloth saying ‘al-Qa’ida’ in order to make generals race there, and we cause America to suffer human, economic and political losses – without their achieving anything of note!” —Osama bin Laden, November 1, 2004, CNN […]