Image by Tails for Whales via FlickrThis would be very funny if it were not for its implications for the rapidly building futility of the muddled Afghanistan mission.
What can possibly be said when senior political and intelligence officials pass large amounts of money to and conduct talks with – in the same room – a senior Taliban official who, it turns out, is not who he said he was. Months ago, the Taliban leader in Quetta, Mullah Omar, repeatedly stated that no such talks were occurring between the Taliban and NATO or Karzai. Now we know why – because the guys running the show don’t know what they are doing. The imposter must be laughing all the way to the bank with his cash and whatever information he gathered for whatever organization he works.
You can't make this stuff up. Feel free to suggest captions to the picture.