FRENEMIES

Afghans Would Back Pakistan Over U.S.

Here's a hypothetical question that probably should have gone unanswered. Afghan President Hamid Karzai said in an interview to a private Pakistani TV channel Saturday that "God forbid, if ever there is a war between Pakistan and America, Afghanistan will side with Pakistan." The remarks will probably not go over well with the U.S., but they do stand in contrast to recent tension between Afghanistan and Pakistan since the former accused the latter of being involved in the killing of former president and chief peace envoy Burhanuddin Rabbani last month.