Moving Up

Kerry Earns Praise for Karzai Deal

Senator John Kerry may be moving up in the political world after reports Tuesday revealed that the Massachusetts delegate played an instrumental role in convincing Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai to accept a runoff election. Kerry, the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, reportedly went to the presidential palace—both accompanied by Ambassador Karl Eikenberry and alone—to discuss Karzai’s concerns. “We had lot of hours together and talked about a lot of things,” Kerry told The Wall Street Journal. “I think it helped to put it into a certain framework.” Thanks to Kerry’s intervention, Obama’s visions for Afghanistan could be carried on as planned. The senator is reportedly a close confidant of the president and will meet with him Wednesday at the White House to discuss Afghanistan.