Karzai Escapes Assassination

“Our Man in Kabul” escapes attack:


 CNN calls assassins ‘militants’

KABUL, Afghanistan (CNN) — Taliban militants opened fire at a military ceremony in the capital Sunday morning. A lawmaker, tribal leader and 10-year-old child were killed, but President Hamid Karzai escaped unhurt, according to an official and a statement from Karzai’s office.


Afghan soldiers and armed police flee with crowd

* Hugh Fitzgerald: Our ‘friend’ Karzai