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No wonder President Obama is taking his time making a decision regarding Afghanistan.  The New York Times has just revealed that the brother of Afghan President Hamid Karzai has been on the payroll of the Central Intelligence Agency (C.I.A.) and is in also a major player in the illegal opium drug trade.

According to the New York Times:

‘More broadly, some American officials argue that the reliance on Ahmed Wali Karzai, the most powerful figure in a large swath of southern Afghanistan where the Taliban insurgency is strongest, undermines the American push to develop an effective central

government that can maintain law and order and eventually allow the United States to withdraw.”

To read more, here’s the link:  Brother of Afghan Leader Is Said to Be on C.I.A. Payroll – NYTimes.com