Agreed. A lifetime ago, it seems, I was in Philadelphia to watch Karzai receive the Liberty medal. He was no one’s puppet, even though he has to walk a tightrope of competing interests..tribes, terrorists, U.S. government, etc. The man had a very strong command of American History and articulated elements of our Constitution and Declaration of Independence with ease, understanding and application. It seems so long ago. I do wonder what happens when he leaves office.
And no doubt he’ll bail with mucho dinero (all of it our tax dollars) as soon as we leave. I’d be surprised if he doesn’t.