Afghanistan’s political traditions are just beginning to develop. A Pashtun tribal leader told me that a “problem among Afghan politicians is that they do not tell the truth.” It’s a political system so new that that needed to be said out loud.
Yeah, that's a cheap shot on us. But still, it's funny.
Perhaps our civilian surge will give the Afghans our secret about how to tell when the politicians do not tell the truth--when their lips are moving.
Ok, that was another cheap shot.