Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, the most vicious, bloodthirsty, egomaniacal and amoral of all the Afghan troublemakers of the past four decades, is negotiating with Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai for a role in Karzai's government.
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Reportedly now aligned with the Taliban, Hekmatayar appears and reappears like Mephistopheles in the Afghan narrative -- only to vanish in a puff of smoke.
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