A Man and A Motorcycle: How Hamid Karzai came to Power by Bette Dam

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By Bette Dam

With a secondhand bike, the aid of some strong tribesmen and a very good pal within the CIA, the unknown Hamid Karzai willed himself to energy because the new desire of Afghanistan.

Acclaimed journalist Bette Dam chronicles the outstanding upward push of Afghanistan’s U.S.-backed chief from obscurity to at least one of the main influential figures within the international warfare on terror.

Following the 2001 toppling of the Taliban, a delicate Afghanistan was once at the breaking point. Karzai, armed with a recipe for victory got here inside inches of supporting the U.S. claim victory within the struggle on terror.

But sentiments run excessive in post-9/11 the United States, and the will for revenge derailed an early probability at peace.

As U.S. troops depart Afghanistan, and tool is passed to a brand new president, Karzai’s legacy is still considered one of betrayal, distrust, and neglected opportunities.

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