UNAMA Better Scrub That Website!
As you’ve read, yesterday the U.N. mission in Afghanistan abruptly fired its deputy director for political affairs, Peter Galbraith, the longtime American human-rights gadfly diplomat. Galbraith got sacked for the absurdity of speaking out against fraud in an election the U.N. mission helped sponsor. And now the United States is in a tight spot: the sacking indicates, if more evidence was necessary, that President Hamid Karzai’s fraud is going to stand; and therefore if, say, the Obama administration hired Galbraith, it will be slighting its Afghan frenemy. For some of Galbraith’s parting shots, see Josh Rogin.
How rapid was Galbraith’s departure? So rapid that he’s still listed on the mission’s Website, smiling away, and the U.N. still cites his”many years of humanitarian and security policy experience.”