Humor Column May 3, 2010 Issue In Defense of Hamid Karzai In Defense of Hamid Karzai Redeeming our faltering ally. By Calvin Trillin April 15, 2010 Facebook Twitter Email Print Reliable? He’s less than most. It’s hard to find an ally lesser. Corrupt? Oh, yes, the man’s that, too. But, hey, is he a snazzy dresser!