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American troops presented a weapon to an Afghan police recruit, who promptly used it to kill two of them.

Surge Schedule

Afghans almost seem more upset over Quran burnings than civilian murders. Maybe that’s because they’re more accustomed to the latter. At any rate, Karzai is at the end of his rope. It’s not hard to see why.


A Stone’s Throw from Civilization

100823bokloresThe wisdom of the voters is hard to comprehend when the local electorate is busy stoning young couples. To their elected leader’s credit, President Karzai condemned the act of Sharia Law.

Cartoon Overkill

100805bokloresThis story in the Daily Telegraph says some informants may be identified, and at risk, in the Wikileaks dump of 90,000 documents.

Middle Men

100728bokloresThe WikiLeaks document dump confirmed suspected double dealing by Pakistan. (Anne Applebaum uses the NYT’s own year old story to zing the Times for presenting Pakistan support for the Taliban as news.) Afghan president Hamid Karzai has already threatened to join the Taliban. Maybe we should cut out the middle men.