Sunday, April 4, 2010

The Fight for Kandahar: Should start with Removal of Ahmed Wali Karzai

The fight for Kandahar is out of the starting blocks.  Not only will be there fighitng in the streets of the city and in the outlying areas - but we will see the attempt to establish some governance in the region.  Ahmed Wali Karzai, the half-brother of President Hamid Karzai, should be removed or marginalized if the upcoming Kandahar offensive is going to have any long-lasting success and impact.  Many Afghans are turned away from supporting the government and instead support the Taliban because of the head of the Kandahar Provincial Council.  Read more in "Kandahar", The New Yorker, April 2, 2010.

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