Afghan President Ridiculed by His Own Advisor

4 de junio de 2007

<body><div id="article"><tr><td height="23" valign="middle" width="184"></td><td valign="middle" width="185"></td></tr><h1>Afghan President Ridiculed by His Own Advisor</h1><p>June 4, 2007 (LPAC): Washington's man-in-Kabul, Afghan President Hamid Karzai, has been identified by his senior security advisor, Mohammad Qasim Fahim, as a weak, foreign-influenced leader, whose government would not last even a week if Western troops left the country, reported Payame Mujahid weekly.</p><p>Fahim was earlier one of the vice-presidents as well as Defense Minister in President Karzai's Cabinet.</p><p>The Washington-backed Karzai has been leading Afghanistan since US-led forces and local Afghan militias, including one under Fahim, removed the Taliban from power in 2001. Under the leadership of Karzai, Washington had held presidential and parliamentary elections and claimed restoration of democracy, giving the world a false image that Afghanistan is not an occupied country, but has a functional democratic set up.</p><p>Blaming Karzai for the present crisis that exists in Afghanistan, Fahim said: "If today the foreigners desert Afghanistan... then it will be seen for how many days the national army of Mr Karzai will resist? Nothing will remain stable even for a week," Fahim said.</p></div></body>