The book is structured very much like a diary, and is at its freshest and funniest when describing events in Kabul -- including Afghan president Hamid Karzai's threat to invade PakistanThe content of the book as presented in the review (MIL INT has not got it yet) is reminiscent of US Ambassador Eikenberry's famous cables back when the Obama Administration was conducting the long review of US policy in 2009. These join other alternative perspectives presented in this blog, including Rory Stewart's recent TED speech and Gen Keane's assessment to HASC.
Saturday, August 13, 2011
Afg - More Alternative Views
FP AfPak Channel has a book review of Sherard Cowper-Coles' Cables from Kabul that includes this gem: