Hamid Karzai

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Afghans Are 'Waiting For Death' If Countries Keep Their Doors Shut

Eight years ago, the National Directorate of Security in Afghanistan saved my life. I was being held hostage by a gang of criminals who were threatening to sell me to the Taliban. I will forever be in his debt, but I was also impressed by the smarts and savvy of this young intelligence chief. If Afghanistan had politicians of his character, I thought, the country's future was in decent hands.