Hamid Karzai Corruption Was Rewarded In the Latest White House Visit
Hamid Karzai and also the election
The Hamid Karzai election marked when Hamid Karzai’s corruption became public. In 2009, widespread fraud was exposed in Hamid Karzai's election to a second term as president of Afghanistan's. Karzai, who won, blamed the west for the widespread fraud in the vote. He publicly criticized the western governments propping him up and got cozy with fellow puppet Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, when wearing his Karzai hat. In the meantime, the U.S. spends about $6.3 billion a month in an unsecured loan to Afghanistan, as outlined by an October 2009 report from the Congressional Research Service.
Corruption of Hamid Karzai
The US has lost grips of their so called puppet of Hamid Karzai. On Tuesday, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton greeted Karzai warmly in a formal reception at the State Department. The Obama administration is stuck with Karzai for four more years. The opposition withdrew after the US pressured Karzai into a do-over election. Neck-deep in an intractable war, the Obama administration finds itself locked in a co-dependent relationship. Now America’s plans for Afghanistan will depend on a corrupt leader who doesn’t like his handlers. Karzai is exploiting the situation to get whichever he can while the getting is good.
Hamid Karzai and also the hat
Hamid Karzai, after talking bad about the coalition of countries sacrificing blood and treasure to keep him in Karzai hats made from aborted lamb fetuses, now whines about being abandoned. The political theater for Karzai this week should calm his anxiety and feed his ego. The Obama administration has set the ambitious goal of pulling out U.S. troops by July 2011. If the U.S. achieves that goal, Karzai, who has survived three assassination tries as Afghanistan's president, is making it known to everyone that will listen that he will seek a new protector.
Hamid Karzai's brother
Ahmad Wali Karzai, Hamid Karzai’s half brother, shows this corruption in Kandahar Province where he leads its Provisional Council. The US plans that by the end of the year the Taliban will be driven out of Kandahar province. Speaking of Hamid Karzai as a partner in such an effort, Peter Galbraith, a previous U.N. envoy to Afghanistan told MSNBC's "Daily Rundown”:
"He's prone to tirades. He can be very emotional, act impulsively. In fact, some of the palace insiders say that he has a certain fondness for some of Afghanistan's most profitable exports."
Galbraith was talking about opium. Ahmad Wali was suspected of trading opium in one of the world’s poorest countries. This is denied by the Karzai brothers and the Obama administration doesn’t have much evidence yet.
What a guy- Hamid Karzai
For his latest visit to Washington, Hamid Karzai was personally escorted on his flight from Kabul by none other than Lt. Gen. Karl W. Eikenberry, the ambassador to Afghanistan. The New York Times reports that Eikenberry intends to assure reporters at the White House that he now has faith within the Afghan president’s determination to succeed. In leaked classified cables obtained by the New York Times last November, Eikenberry told the Obama administration that Karzai "is not an adequate strategic partner" and "continues to shun responsibility for any sovereign burden".
Hamid Karzai and in deep
Eikenberry knew what he was talking about when he criticized Karzai. He is now a retired Army lieutenant general who had once served at the top American commander in Afghanistan in 2002-03. In the classified cables, he warned that a major military commitment to Afghanistan would result in “astronomical costs” — tens of billions of dollars — and would only deepen the dependence of the Afghan government on the United States. A lot of that has come true thus far.
MSNBC's "Daily Rundown
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