Tag Archives: Hamid Karzai

Afghanistan: Pentagon says Karzai has little support

According to a new Pentagon report, only 1 in 4 Afghans support President Hamid Karzai in the districts considered strategically important. From McClatchy: Opinion surveys, the report said, found only 24 percent of the people in those 121 districts sympathize … Continue reading

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Iraq, Afghanistan and what does 'the deadliest month' really mean?

We know that August was the deadliest month for American soldiers in Afghanistan since we invaded that country in 2001. 46 was the final total. We also now know that August was the deadliest month for Iraqis in thirteen months. … Continue reading

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Afghanistan: Folks ain't buying Obama's War

A WaPo/ABC News poll released yesterday reported that a ” majority of Americans now see the war in Afghanistan as not worth fighting, and just a quarter say more U.S. troops should be sent to the country.” Another number in the poll must … Continue reading

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Saving Pakistan, Naturally

Time’s Mark Kukis has an interesting post this morning on Pakistan, highlighting what SecState Clinton calls the “existential threat” facing the Pakistani government from the Taliban. Of particular interest, Mark writes: [Pakistan’s Prime Minister] Zardari is looking less and less … Continue reading

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