By Bette Dam
Acclaimed journalist Bette Dam chronicles the spectacular upward thrust of Afghanistan’s U.S.-backed chief from obscurity to at least one of the main influential figures within the international battle on terror.
Following the 2001 toppling of the Taliban, a delicate Afghanistan was once at the breaking point. Karzai, armed with a recipe for victory got here inside inches of assisting the U.S. claim victory within the struggle on terror.
But sentiments run excessive in post-9/11 the United States, and the need for revenge derailed an early probability at peace.
As U.S. troops go away Afghanistan, and tool is passed to a brand new president, Karzai’s legacy is still one among betrayal, distrust, and neglected opportunities.
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