Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Hand in Hand

As we cuddle with Karzai, we must face the ugly reality that foreign policy in an imperfect world is, in a word, imperfect. Difficult situations across the globe lead to harsh, and often, distressing compromises.

In our ongoing efforts in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan it appears that we are in an endless chess game, trading off playing pieces. Every day brings moves which make many of us uncomfortable and unhappy. Making nice with the President of Afghanistan so he doesn't partner up with the Taliban is but the latest of these. For those in the administration who are forced to walk hand in hand with Mr. Karzai, I have but one piece of advice: Be sure to wash thoroughly afterward.

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