Dr. Azam Dadfar is one of the few psychiatrists in Afghanistan trained in psychoanalysis, who believes Afghan President Hamid Karzai is the poster child for multiple-personality disorder, a mental state impacting an entire generation that has been raised amidst constant war.
Many claim Karzai suffers from Nixonian paranoia due to his want to be a "uniter". He feels he must appease all parties with interests in Afghanistan, including Western democracies, Afghan citizens and lawmakers, warlords, regional allies (India, Iran, Russia), and moderate Taliban. He flashed his many faces Saturday announcing his cabinet: the faces of tribal leader, jihadi, and democratic statesman.
Lambasted by critics for retaining warlords, the truth is he's a politician, not a holy man. Yet, one wonders how tiresome it all must be. How much of it's politics versus a psyche split asunder from growing up in jihad?
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