Did someone give Karzai a handbook on how a failing state is supposed to lose to an insurgency?
The latest dictate out of Kabul: a ban on news coverage showing Taliban attacks. Effective immediately, journalists may film only the aftermath of attacks and, even then, only if they have first obtained the permission of Karzai's spy agency, the NDS National Directorate of Security.
An agency spokesman said that live coverage does not benefit the government and only helps the Taliban.
This sounds like something the late Saigon governments would have been perfectly happy with.