Oy Vey, Real Poison! Here are some high points of Obama's dealings with the Afghan leader:
- [Obama] made his first visit to Kabul as president last week, flying for 26 hours to give Karzai a 25-minute lecture on corruption.
- Karzai family has now hit back, accusing US officials of launching a smear campaign as a prelude to abandoning the country again.
- “They want to discredit the Afghan government in the eyes of the US public. I hope it’s not the beginning of an exit strategy. If it is, God help us, it will be very bad — don’t they remember what happened when they did this before in the Eighties?”
- Like the British, Karzai thinks negotiations should start now. The Americans want a military victory first. This will be the main topic of discussion when Karzai visits Washington next month.