US special envoy Richard Holbrooke has been visiting Kabul. He and Hamid Karzai, Afghan president, gave a press conference where...
Karzai said he was "very, very thankful that President Obama has accepted the proposal of Afghanistan joining a strategic review of the war against terrorism".
That's a bit blunt. Doesn't he mean 'so-called'? Doesn't he mean 'formerly known as'? Hang on, hang on. What has Holbrooke been saying, on behalf of the US of A?
Holbrooke, who traveled to India late Sunday, told Tolo TV that Pakistan would also send a strategic review team to Washington. The U.S. envoy said the two countries together make up one of the most critical areas in the world and he stressed the U.S. commitment to Afghanistan.
"An area where the border is disputed... and on both sides of which lie terrorists and political movements that threaten democracy in Afghanistan, stability in Pakistan and the security of the United States, because that is where 9/11 was planned," Holbrooke said. "What could be more clear cut than that."
Yes, what could be more clear cut than 'terrorists and political movements that threaten democracy'? Let's call that FKATWOT 11. (Thanks: IMc.)