Last night after working in the salt mines I had an interesting thought. And since it's a slow blog day I thought I'd write about it. I'm thinking about the leader of Afghanistan, Harmid Karzai. And I use the term 'leader' for a reason here.
Can you imagine trying to run a country that has been invaded and attacked by two militaristic powers, a country that every major economic power has financial designs on; and a country whose primary form of commerce is drug and weapons trade to global based markets.
And it likely goes deeper than this but let's move on...
So I'm thinking what a meeting would be like between Karzai and Gov. Maggie Wood Hassan, who isn't a leader. I think Karzai would size her up in a matter of mere seconds and actually have her believing that she was contributing something meaningful to what ever platter of issues that they were discussing.
Actually, a cold slate would be more precise here. A slate with her corpse on it.