I decided I ought to pick a project that would not be controversial, that would not really cost the government a lot of money.
A government is invigorated when each of us is willing to participate in shaping the future of this nation.
Distrust of government isn't baseless cynicism. It's realism.
The government I led gave ordinary people peace, security, dignity, and opportunity to progress.
Military hardliners called me a 'security threat' for promoting peace in South Asia and for supporting a broad-based government in Afghanistan.