Hamid Karzai Declared Afghan President Again

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With Abdullah Abdullah out of the run-off election, Hamid Karzai has been declared re-elected as President of Afghanistan. In Kabul, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has offered congratulations, at the same time saying it's now up to Karzai to demonstrate his government's credibility to the international community and to his own people. How will the results influence the Obama Administration, which has been waiting to establish a "credible partner" in Afghanistan, before deciding whether to send more troops?

Credits

Guests:
Matthew Green - Afghanistan and Pakistan Correspondent, Financial Times, Gordon Lubold - Wall Street Journal - @glubold, Reuel Marc Gerecht - Foundation for Defense of Democracies - @followFDD, Scott Ritter - former Chief Weapons Inspector; UN Special Commission in Iraq

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Frances Anderton, Katie Cooper, Andrea Brody, Karen Radziner