By Jim Hoagland
The Washington Post
February 3, 2008
The presidents of Afghanistan and Pakistan fiddle furiously as the fires of terrorist violence burn across their nations.Hamid Karzai and Pervez Musharraf suddenly seem more concerned with protecting their positions and perks than with keeping their countries out of the grasp of extremist Islamic forces.
Rule One of counterinsurgency campaigns is that you can’t help foreign leaders who won’t help themselves. It is time to apply that rule to the recent quixotic and self-defeating actions of both….
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