Do we really want any Stable government in there though?
I'm not sure if your aware....
but Karazi rigged the elections so he would be reelected.
He may be setting himself up as dictator. Obama understandably doesn't want to send a bunch of extra troops to help out and train an army that may be led by the next dictator of Afghanistan. Such a move would only end up badly for us long term. Removing one dictator to install another? What would Afghanistan see as our legacy to them?
Not to mention Karazi is pretty incompetant. The minute we left Afghanistan would probably fall apart like a house of cards.
Karazi is a crook, incompetant leader and likely a would be dictator.
Obama doesn't need to put more troops in. He has to threaten to pull them out.
So that Karazi will straighten up.
Karzai isn't even a good puppet dictator. He acts as if he's entitled to NATO protection, ignoring the demands of the western allies that keep his kingdom of Kabul secure.
Nation building just isn't feasible in this situation, let alone desireable. Without a reliable leader to hand power over to, the Afghanistan war can't be won. And the longer NATO is forced to prop up the obviously corrupt Karzai, the more credibility it loses with the people in the region. I don't think Karzai even can straighten up, so the question is if a more suitable candidate can be found to replace him and whether it can be done without further destabilizing the country.
I'm starting to wonder if Afghanistan even can be ruled without a regime as brutal as the Taliban.
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