Hail to the Chief

Karzai Sworn in for Second Term

Afghan President Hamid Karzai was sworn in for his second term on Thursday. He promised that the Afghan Army would control the country within five years, saying: “We will decrease the role of international forces.” Karzai was proclaimed the winner after his main challenger, Abdullah Abdullah, withdrew from a runoff election. Hillary Clinton, meawhile, was in Afghanistan on Wednesday and warned Karzai that future civilian aid to his government would depend on his effectiveness in curbing corruption.