Thursday, November 22, 2007

Afghanistan Backs Iran - What Else Did You Expect?

The National Disgrace is in a tizzy about Afghanistan refusing to support a Canadian resolution before the UN General Assembly censuring Iran for its human rights record.

The Afghani ambassador voted for an Iranian bid to have the resolution thrown out and against the Canadian motion when it finally came up for a vote. Here's the paper's take on Afghanistan's perfidy:

One interpretation of Afghanistan's view is that the government of President Hamid Karzai cares more about its relations with Iran than with Canada, despite Canada's massive commitment to Afghan reconstruction and the cost in Canadian lives.

I wonder if it could have anything to do with the fact that Iran borders Afghanistan? Maybe the Afghanis have figured out that Canada is there today but very well may not be in a year or two. Maybe the Afghans know when it's not best to be pointing fingers at someone else.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Why is everybody so surprised, of course karzai will take Irans side, they are neighbors, one of the big mistakes of the afghan policy of this country is that the ones in charge think that they can make the afghans in our own image, not gona happen, we are there to keep karzai and his buds of drug dealers and war criminals in power, simple as that, karzai knows we are gonna leave, and when we do, his life is not worth a spit, he will need allies, remember what hapened to the last one who stayed after the last foreign power left, the russians, I dont remember his name, but I do know he was hanged from the nearest post.....what do you think we where there for? Rebuild the country under western style democracy?