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Born at the Crest of the Empire

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

A second rumor on unseating Karzai

Again, it's at the rumor stage, but, following the Guardian's report a couple days ago, the British TimesOnline echoes a softer version of the proposal to create a parallel "Prime Minister" position in the Afghani government to take away Karzai's power.

This one seems like it's more of a policy advocacy kind of "leak" than an actual active plan, but it's also a second story that this discussion of disempowering Karzai is going on.

So, who is pushing this into the press?


  • Trial balloon designed to pressure Karzai would be my guess. I can't see a 'parallel Prime Minister' lasting five minutes.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:05 AM  

  • And I wouldn't know how you'd pull it off Constitutionally. There may be a prime minister's spot, I don't know, but restructuring would be near impossible.

    And, reading it all again, I'm guessing it's being pushed out by the Euros, maybe the British.

    By Blogger mikevotes, at 10:54 AM  

  • Well it's standard journalistic innuendo...'the Guardian has learned', 'diplomats say'....it's rubbish if they can't back up what they write.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:33 AM  

  • No, I don't think they're making something like that up. It was fed to them by somebody.

    By Blogger mikevotes, at 3:48 PM  

  • You're probably right. I'm just getting fed up with this 'anonymous sources' stuff.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:18 PM  

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