Thursday, April 08, 2004

meanwhile, in another part of the empire
an old man has a pertinent question

The U.N. worker said that President Karzai was perceived as “a weak leader with very little street credibility.” He told me that, again and again, when he met with village elders, as part of his work, “the old people say, ‘Hamid is a good man. He doesn’t kill people. He doesn’t steal things. He doesn’t sell drugs. How could you possibly think he could be a leader of Afghanistan?’”