ant NATO durtuvų pagalba valdžą gavusi marionetė viso pasaulio numylėtinis Afganistano vadovas Karzajus dėl savo paranojos tampa nebetinkamas vadovauti šaliai:
If Hamid Karzai is divorced from reality, it’s hardly surprising. The last time I went to see him in the presidential palace in August, I had to pass through seven layers of security. By the end, I had been stripped of all belongings including a pen, the chocolates I had brought as a present and even my lipstick, all of which could apparently have been used as deadly weapons.
But even inside these seven rings of security, Karzai is flanked by 10 gunmen and monitored by snipers just to walk the 100 yards between his office and home. A keen walker, his exercise is now confined to pacing around his small walled garden with its two baby deer. All his food first goes through a team of personal tasters. In other words, this is a man who is totally cut off and increasingly paranoid.
O The Sunday Times reportažas pateikia dar baisesnį nuosprendį (rusiškas vertimas, nes anglai nori pinigėlių už prisijungimą):
«Душевная болезнь, лекарственная зависимость, пристрастие к гашишу»