November 2, 2009
No Eyes For Karzais
The picture captures Karzai’s rather histrionic challenger, in officially refusing to participate in a run-off, as overwhelmed with sadness for himself and the country.
From this end, however, the visual — given the new reality, that we’re stuck propping up a government with no credibility — also reads as: “I can’t bear to look.”
(photo: Moises Saman for The New York Times)