03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Peter Galbraith On The Record: Diplomat Explains Afghanistan Exit

On Thursday, the New York Times ran what it represented as a scoop: that I had plotted to oust Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai in September. In fact, U.N. officials made the same charges in a news conference in October for the same reason that they have trotted them out again: to draw attention away from the U.N.'s mishandling of fraud in the Afghanistan elections.

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