Saira Shah

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There is a traditional, gloating song of Paghman, some 30km from the Afghan capital, which dates from the British invasions of the 19th century: “Oh foreigner, do not attack Kabul, attacking Kabul is our job!”

Today, a decade on from the western invasion that placed him in power, Hamid Karzai is often scornfully referred to as “the mayor of Kabul” because, as in the bad old 19th-century days of bandit tribes, his mandate reaches barely outside the capital.

This year will be make or break for the west’s involvement in Afghanistan. President Obama has said that the United States will begin withdrawing forces by July, and control of security is due to be transferred from foreign to Afghan forces by 2014.…  Seguir leyendo »