OCCUPATION: President of Afghanistan
NUMBER OF TIME COVERS: 0
PREVIOUS APPEARANCES ON THE TIME 100: 0
PRO: Seen as a decent and incorruptible man, the ruler has worked closely with the U.S. government to promote the growth of democracy, defy power-hungry warlords, and unify his country's diverse political and ethnic populations.
CON: He's basically mayor of Kabul that's as far as his power really extends. How successful can you be when your biggest export is still opium poppies, the resurgent Taliban remains a constant threat, and your American and NATO partners seem distracted and overwhelmed.
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