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Karzai & Karzai

The devil you know.

That's Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai, whose brother is alleged not only to be a drug lord, but also a CIA informant.

President Karzai has been promising for years to crack down on corruption in Afghanistan, but without much, if any, effect. And when President Obama flew to Kabul this past weekend to read Karzai the riot act, we imagine the devil we know was fairly unimpressed.

After all, the life expectancy of a President of Afghanistan is only slightly longer than that of a President of Iraq. And bidness is bidness.

Roberto De Vido is a communications consultant, writer, cartoonist and jack of many trades. The former chief of Tucson Sentinel’s East Asia Bureau, he now lives in California (make of that what you will).

“If it looks like a duck, and it quacks like a duck, it’s probably a duck. Our assumption is that he’s benefiting from the drug trade.”

— a senior American military officer in Kabul, of President Karzai's brother

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