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Topic - Sherard Cowper-Coles
So dismayed was Mr. Eikenberry by the institutional resistance to his suggestions that, Mr. Cowper-Coles notes at the end of an official visit to Britain, he "looked and sounded as though he might almost ask for political asylum in Britain, rather than return to the maelstrom of life as ambassador in Kabul."
"Sometimes life in Afghanistan seemed to be lived without Afghans," is how former British ambassador Sherard Cowper-Coles describes the daily reality unspooling behind his Kabul embassy's tall suicide barriers and barbed wire.