Drones don't work precisely because they create more enemies, which is why we are there in the first place. In the vicious cycle of this asymmetrical warfare the drones are the cause of more resentment, more enemies, and more wars.
That "our man in Kabul" heads a criminal state is anything but breaking news, yet what remains a mystery is America's continual support for the brothers Karzai as the U.S. neglects promoting Afghans whose power isn't derived from drugs, guns and money.
Prince Abdul Ali Seraj is a direct descendant of nine generations of kings of Afghanistan, and also the president of the National Coalition for Dialogue with Tribes of Afghanistan Here we discuss President Karzai.
Old school mafia-style corruption in Afghanistan is like prostitution on a national level. While it is received wisdom that corruption is part of the culture, at this level, the rape of the country is pure cannibalism.
The path of the Right leads to a place where there is nothing left to conserve. This particular dilemma of the American Right provides an angle of insight into the challenge that we face in Afghanistan.