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March 13, 2013

Afghans say 'to hell' with The Daily Beast

Twitter users criticise article on President Karzai's speech.

Afghan President Hamid Karzai speaks at a gathering of women to mark International Women's Day, in Kabul on March 10, 2013. AFP PHOTO/ SHAH Marai

In response to a March 10 speech delivered by Afghan President Hamid Karzai, Leslie H Gelb published an article in The Daily Beast entitled "To Hell with Karzai". The article reacted to Karzai's remarks that Taliban-backed bombings encourage prolonged US and NATO presence in the country. It also argued that Karzai's message divides the country along stark ethnic lines.