Stars & Stripes reports that Afghan President Hamid Karzai is doing his level best to end the war in Afghanistan;
He said in an interview with The Guardian and ITV News that it’s possible western forces are being drawn down in Afghanistan because international leaders realized “they were fighting in the wrong place” and that he expects fighting to diminish once NATO forces withdraw.
Karzai said Helmand province – where the U.S-led coalition has lost more soldiers than anywhere else – was more peaceful before British troops arrived in 2006. He says the greatest threat to his country’s prospects is foreign meddling.
Yeah, Hamid would still be in exile in Paris if it wasn’t for “foreign meddling”, and he’s going to be praying for a little “foreign meddling” in 2015 when the Taliban with whom he’s been negotiating poorly are banging on his bedroom door. We should make that inevitable day arrive a couple of years early and give him wish.