Why the US is afraid of 'Afghanization'
The weakest link in the United States' Afghan strategy has been its handling of the calculus of power in Kabul. Now, any US strategy to salvage the war can only work if its central axis is a strong, authoritative government in Kabul. In other words, "Afghanization", which means leaving President Hamid Karzai and his new team in the cockpit. While Washington has its own hidden agenda, Afghans expect a single, identifiable fountainhead of power. - M K Bhadrakumar (Sep 11, '09)