Posts Tagged ‘Richard Holbrooke’

Video : ‘Moderate Taliban’ an Oxymoron?

Atia Abawi’s report from Kabul reminds me of a conversation I heard this weekend in which a non-Afghan was saying had George W. Bush acted in accordance to Pashtunwali code, the Taliban would have been more likely to turn over Osama Bin Laden and Al Qaeda in the days after 9/11. However, as Abawi’s report […]

Independent Election Commission on Dr. Abdullah Abdullah : ‘The Withdraw Time is Already Done’

Dr. Abdullah Abdullah has called for the resignation of IEC officials – the Commission is considered to be largely supportive of Karzai and was accused of fraud by foreign election monitors. So far, Karzai, whose Administration has faced criticisms of illegitimacy, corruption, and ineffectiveness from Afghans for years now, is now said to be working […]

Karzai Team Working Hard to Keep Dr. Abdullah Abdullah From Dropping Out of Run-Off

With Dr. Abdullah Abdullah poised to make an official announcement on Sunday about his role in the impending Afghan run-off election many influential people are commenting on the likelihood of the former Foreign Minister dropping out of the November 07 race and what it means for the legitimacy of the Afghan election in general. The […]

Transcript of Dr. Abdullah Abdullah on CNN’s State of the Union

On October 25th, 2009, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah spoke to CNN’s John King about the impending run-off election in Afghanistan, perceptions of Hamid Karzai, his take on General McChrystal’s assessment of the situation in Afghanistan, security and transperancy in the embattled nation: KING: We begin this Sunday with a man just about everyone predicts will lose […]

Video : Hamid Karzai on Farid Zakaria GPS, ‘I’m Known for Consensus’

Hamid Karzai says that all parties involved have had made mistakes over the past 8 years and speaks well about wanting to make the best decisions for a nation in the situation that Afghanistan is in, which are all fairly by the book positions for an unpopular President facing charges of illegitimacy at home and […]