Middle East

November 3, 2009

U.S. officials fear Karzai can't keep anti-corruption pledge

President Hamid Karzai vowed Tuesday that he'd clean up his government in his second five-year term, but U.S. officials are worried that the Afghan leader will have to award key posts to ethnic warlords and regional power barons who're linked to drug trafficking in exchange for their help in his re-election.

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