Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Karzai Goes Out Swinging

In his farewell speech, outgoing Afghan President, Hamid Karzai, thanked a host of nations for help in the post-invasion development of his country so it was three cheers for China, Germany, India, Iran, Japan, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, and Turkey.
The United States did get a special mention, he said they shouldn't be trusted as he said that America invaded Afghanistan 'for its own interests', never really wanted peace in the region and warned the incoming government to be 'extra cautious in relations with the United States'.
Karzai's relationship with the US has always been fractious and it seems that he is going out aiming a well heeled boot in the direction of the people who got him the top job in Afghanistan. 
The man taking over, Ashraf Ghani, is sure to be a bit more malleable then Kharzai who was constantly berating America for killing innocent civilians in military strikes,  especially as Ghani is a former World Bank employee and was educated at Columbia University in New York so the Americans couldn't have chosen a better patsy if they had tried.

1 comment:

Keep Life Simple said...

Of course we did it for our own benefit! What does he do for the benefit others? . . . . . . . . . Oh, nothing.

Well that isnt two faced