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UN says Peter Galbraith punted plan to replace Karzai

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UN says Peter Galbraith punted plan to replace Karzai

As reports of corruption and fraud in the Afghan presidential election were growing, Peter Galbraith, then the number two UN official in Afghanistan, recommended gaining US support to dump Hamid Karzai.  Galbraith left the country early in September and was fired a few weeks later. He said he thought he was removed because of a feud with his boss, Kai Eide. He now says he talked about the plan, but never actually made it a formal proposal. While Galbraith was correct about the election, this reported plan casts light on the extreme ill will between Galbraith and Eide. For more, read the New York Times

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