Hamid Karzai is a known American lackey, with his election to the Afghan Presidency influenced and aided by the American Administration to do the bidding of the Americans. He is constantly protected by American bodyguards. One may say rather correctly that he is a man totally beholden to the US Administration.
But, after the worst case of anti-American rioting in Afghanistan in the past week, when such a lackey warns the US against using its heavy-handed troops without his personal permission, it informs one how seriously bad the situation has developed for the Americans.
The desecration of the Koran at Guantanamo Bay has spread a jihad (in the very sense that this Islamic word has been meant to convey) that would be very difficult to control.
It’s believed that the desperate American Administration has applied pressure on Newsweek magazine, which first published the incident, to announce that the report of the desecration might have been a mistake. But no one in the Muslim world believes an iota of the Newsweek retraction, seeing it plainly as an American Administration's desperate attempt to ameliorate an already damaged situation.