Brodner’s Cartoon du Jour: The Volcano is Kar-upting


The corrupt ambitions of Hamid Karzai grow by leaps and bounds. Today’s Times reported his specific intervention in releasing a suspect in custody.

Tensions between Karzai and the Obama administration boiled over this summer after two anti-corruption task forces wiretapped conversations of a Karzai aide soliciting a bribe and threw him in jail. Karzai later intervened to have the official, Mohammed Zia Salehi, released.

Is it time yet to question our goals in Afghanistan?

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