There has been uncountable rumors that President Karzai is a puppet of the American government. While this is an attractive statement to stand by, there are certain facts that outweigh suspicion. Karzai was democratically nominated, his mandate is in the interests of the Afghan people, and he openly criticizes the American government at times.
Despite conspiracy theories being, well, conspiracies, people still run around with these rumors.
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