Friday, March 07, 2008

Too Much Power in Karzai's Hands, Critics Say

Morning Edition, March 7, 2008 ยท One reason American troops are still in Afghanistan nearly seven years after ousting the Taliban is to protect the still fragile democracy there. A growing number of Afghans question whether that democracy is worth protecting.

They complain that the government they've elected is corrupt and that it does a poor job of providing basic services, let alone law and order. They accuse the West of caring more about backing President Hamid Karzai, than addressing his government's problems.
Afghanistan, The Lingering War
Military Leaders See Mixed Results in Afghanistan
Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson


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