Monday, April 21, 2008

The Kandahar Governor strikes back

Maxime Bernier's gaffe comes back to haunt the Canadian mission in Afghanistan: "Afghan governor blasts plot to oust him." That diplomatic effort to replace this Governor who is alleged to have been personally involved in torture? Blown out of the water by Bernier:
Two Afghan sources say Mr. Khalid had anticipated moving to another job in the near future, but that the undiplomatic statement by Mr. Bernier has embarrassed President Hamid Karzai, who has decided to keep Mr. Khalid in his position for now.
And check out the report for various other ways the Governor seems to be making life difficult for the Canadian mission. What a mess.