Brother of Afghan Leader Is Said to Be on C.I.A. Payroll

Ahmed Wali Karzai, the brother of President Hamid Karzai and a suspected player in the opium trade, has gotten payments from the C.I.A. for eight years, officials said. Full Story »

Posted by Dwight Rousu - via Marc Ambinder, Jamal Dajani, MuckRack, New York Times (Most Emailed), NewsRack (Afghanistan)

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Manfred Ostrowski
4.1
by Manfred Ostrowski - Oct. 29, 2009

This frank and quite disturbing article about Ahmed Wali Karzai reveals some of the current problems the U.S. are facing in Afghanistan. It tries to offer a balanced view while many questions remain open.

I really hope the Obama administration will keep the promise to crack down on the drug lords in Afghanistan. It's a question of political credibility.

If we are going to conduct a population-centric strategy in Afghanistan, and we are perceived as backing thugs, then we are just undermining ourselves.

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