March 18th, 2012
03:15 PM ET

Analysis: "Bumpy road" ahead in Afghanistan

The conventional wisdom is that despite the vehement statements from Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai, the anger shall pass and relations will get back on track.  It's a "familiar script," observed the Washington Post, of anger some believe is aimed at a domestic audience, or meant to help in negotiations over a status-of-forces agreement.

Karzai's pronouncement this week that NATO troops need to withdraw from Afghan villages and hand over security to the Afghans, was explained away by White House spokesman Jay Carney as really a reflection of Karzai being on the same page as NATO and President Obama.

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