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Afghan colonel [Abdul Razeq] vital to U.S. despite graft allegations

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Washington Post, 3 October 2010
Razeq ‘represents the Obama administration’s best hope for maintaining stability in this important part of Afghanistan’, writes the daily, despite his involvement in graft and drug trading. ‘Is it a long-term solution? That’s for others to decide,’ said the top NATO commander in the south, British Maj. Gen. Nick Carter. ‘But it is a pragmatic solution. . .He’s Afghan good-enough.’