When Hamid Karzai’s planned visit to D.C. in May was thrown into question after the Afghan president reportedly said he was thinking about joining the Taliban, Aaron Schachter at The World asked me to do a story about what kind of extracurricular activities the Afghan diplomatic delegation might miss out on if the trip was canceled.

By the time I put the story together, the U.S./Afghan relationship had been mended a bit and Karzai’s visit was back on. Sadly there doesn’t appear to be any recording of Koizumi doing “I Want You, I Need You, I Love you” at The Rendezvous.

Story on The World‘s site.

Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi and The Dempseys. Copyright © Rollin Riggs/REGmemphis.com