Diana West, call your office
From page one of today’s New York Times:
Iran Is Said to Give Top Karzai Aide Cash by the BagfulThus the Iranians are not only gaining decisive influence with our main Muslim client state which we have supposedly rebuilt as a pro-Western democracy, Iraq (President Maliki recently traveled to Teheran to embrace our arch enemy Johnnie), but also with our second Muslim client state which we are supposedly rebuilding as a pro-Western democracy, Afghanistan.
But don’t worry, neocons! Don’t worry, mainstream conservatives! Our policy in Iraq was a “SUCCESS” (a “success,” a “success,” a “success”—keep repeating until sleep quiets your limbs), and so, you can be sure, will our policy in Afghanistan!