Democracy? No, just more bickering Afghan warlords

US Secretary of State John Kerry calls the leadership deal a ‘triumph of statesmanship and compromise.’ That’s one hell of a spin.

US State Department Photo
US Secretary of State John Kerry stands with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, left, and CEO Abdullah Abdullah, right, when they were rival presidential candidates brokering a power-sharing deal, on July 12 in Kabul.
Scott Taylor
Published: Wednesday, 10/08/2014 12:00 am EDT

With the eyes of the world focused on the brutal violence of Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq, and the power play of international brinkmanship in eastern Ukraine, the recent dramatic developments in Afghanistan have been given rather short shrift in the Western media.

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