Tuesday, April 6, 2010
MULLAH HAMID KARZAI, NOT A GOOD AND TRUSTED PARTNER FOR VICTORY?
Icheoku would not have bothered or even believed this story except that the man in Kabul has lately been behaving badly; albeit in a treacherous manner and thumbing his nose at the West? The West whose blood and treasure made it possible in the first place for him to be enjoying office as president of Afghanistan; he is now obtrusively disparaging?Now he has refused to remain presidential and diplomatic in discussing matters of disagreement with the world including the United Nations and America? Instead, he is running his mouth like a street urchin discussing disagreements he felt he have with the past elections in his country on the pages of newspapers and other media; accusing the West of rigging the elections? And raving the tempo of his political disputation with the West one decibel further, President Hamid Karzai have threatened to join the Taliban? Were today April 1st, Icheoku would have waved it off as an April Fool's joke; but hey today is April 6th, and this is not such a joke or any other; and like in the Mayor of Casterbridge, this otherwise sick joke is now too often that someone needs to call it off and immediately.
According to the narrative, President Hamid Karzai does not want to combat corruption, reform the electoral laws or seriously reach out to Taliban insurgents towards obtaining a lasting peace in Afghanistan; and would rather join the Taliban than do this if pushed any further? Icheoku says, now the international community knows where the heart of President Hamid Karzai really lies, - with the people who oppose girls' education, beat up women for the simplest reason of leaving their houses without a male chaperon, object to women's participation in any public affairs including politics, and whose very strict interpretation of conservative Islamic and tribal laws highly short-changes women of Afghanistan. This is the man running Afghanistan and on whose behalf America and the world have invested so much in blood and treasure only to get this treachery in return? For the fact that he even mouthed the abominable words is by itself sufficient to withdraw every and all support he is directly getting from the West and have him removed from office or at worst, encourage the return of the Talibans to power? How dare President Hamid Karzai even entertain this idea of joining the Taliban, whether as a rude joke or direct empty threat to have his way? How can a president of a country threaten to join the enemy of the country for which so much have been lost trying to over-run? Icheoku says, such a statement of intent by President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan is dangerous and capable of demoralizing the brave men and women daily putting their lives on the line to protect and save Afghanistan from a catastrophic ruin! Such statement is capable of forcing them to question the essence of their mission and to ask, what then is the use since the man they are helping to sustain in office have no scruples sleeping with the enemy and in a heart-beat? Is it possible that President Hamid Karzai have been bought over by Ahmanejad's Tehran and is now acting a script of Tehran in showing disrespect to America? Does the West still have a strong and reliable partner in a man who would have Ahmadejad come into his country to harangue the United States, accusing it of a sundry list of things while the same United States is sweating to give Afghans a country where they can live freely? President Hamid Karzai's utterance is unacceptable and he should be made to recant same and unconditionally; failing which his government should be allowed to just fall and make way for a more effective partner to emerge. If it means getting rid of him, so be it; but it does not make sense that this disguised 'Mullah' should be allowed to continue running his mouth in this way, disparaging the world and rubbishing all our effort at sustaining his government and helping his country to survive. His threat to join forces with the enemy Taliban is simply put, treasonable; and he should be made to pay a prize? He is no longer a reliable partner for victory or the long term mission-objective in Afghanistan and should therefore be let go!It is instructive to note that America and its allies hand-picked this previously unknown quantum, nervous, erratic and unpredictable president, to lead Afghanistan after the fall of the Taliban nearly nine years ago and he just began his election-fraud tainted second five-year term only four months ago. Icheoku says, away with Mullah Hamid Karzai!