You know the headlines re Karzai "winning" the re-election in Afghanistan. The opponent pulled out because he said the results would be rigged.
The US was quick to congratulate Karzai. This is nuts. Karzai has no credibility. His brother is one of the world's largest opium suppliers -- with the blessing and money from the CIA. Afghans despise the endemic and systemic corruption that is the Karzai government.
Yet this is the guy the US is backing? Honestly do these foreign policy folks in the White House read anything about the Vietnam War where the same mistakes were being made backing a S Vietnamese government with no legitimacy and no credibility that was also corrupt to the core?
Well, stupid question, isn't it?
As the saying goes, those who don't remember history are doomed to repeat the same mistakes.