Khalilzad for President — of Afghanistan?

When the Washington Post reported last week that Zalmay Khalilzad, the American representative at the United Nations, was considering running for president of Afghanistan, Khalilzad publicly denied the story. But that hasn’t stopped some of his friends both in Washington and in Afghanistan from going forward with a plan to draft him to succeed President Hamid Karzai, whose term ends in October of next year. A Khalilzad-for-president committee is about to be formed in the United States to advance his candidacy, according to a well-informed source. The forceful, Afghan-born envoy played a key role in shaping post-invasion Afghanistan. At the […]

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