TO KARZAI: REFORM : OR ELSE WHAT?So far he’s called our bluff,Even denouncing NATO forces as not there to help Afghans/He’s put known criminals as his closest advisors.// Assuming we couldn’t threaten to pull out(a Brit paper asserts that Obama DID threaten this,if no reform in 6 months)— If we threatened even a PARTIAL pullout,(following the Biden strategy of justbombing hell out of Taliban-controlled regions,not using thousands of GIs)— that threat might work—or Karzai might switch loyalties to Taliban,whom he calls his ‘brothers’. Bombing hell out of some regionsWould recruit thousands of survivorsTo join Taliban. We’d bomb hell INTOThese regions. Announcing complete pullout is the only realistic option.