Wherein Ahmed Rashid Fails to Explain Himself
Snappy dresser? Check. Citizen of one of the three countries he mentions? Check. Built up enough credibility so he doesn’t have to explain statements like his first sentence? And…check.
And it’s creating enormous anti-Americanism amongst the Afghan people and in neighboring countries also, Pakistan and Iran. And there’s a vicious cycle. There could be a vicious cycle now, with American troops getting more and more frustrated and taking actions, Afghan and Taliban also retaliating.