By Bette Dam

With a secondhand bike, the help of some robust tribesmen and a very good good friend within the CIA, the unknown Hamid Karzai willed himself to strength because the new wish of Afghanistan.

Acclaimed journalist Bette Dam chronicles the fabulous upward thrust of Afghanistan’s U.S.-backed chief from obscurity to at least one of the main influential figures within the international conflict on terror.

Following the 2001 toppling of the Taliban, a delicate Afghanistan was once at the breaking point. Karzai, armed with a recipe for victory got here inside of inches of assisting the U.S. claim victory within the struggle on terror.

But sentiments run excessive in post-9/11 the US, and the will for revenge derailed an early likelihood at peace.

As U.S. troops go away Afghanistan, and tool is passed to a brand new president, Karzai’s legacy is still certainly one of betrayal, distrust, and ignored opportunities.

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