By Bette Dam
Acclaimed journalist Bette Dam chronicles the spectacular upward thrust of Afghanistan’s U.S.-backed chief from obscurity to 1 of the main influential figures within the international warfare on terror.
Following the 2001 toppling of the Taliban, a delicate Afghanistan used to be at the breaking point. Karzai, armed with a recipe for victory got here inside inches of supporting the U.S. claim victory within the struggle on terror.
But sentiments run excessive in post-9/11 the United States, and the need for revenge derailed an early likelihood at peace.
As U.S. troops depart Afghanistan, and gear is passed to a brand new president, Karzai’s legacy continues to be considered one of betrayal, distrust, and ignored opportunities.
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