It's a bit of a stretch but Leon Panetta must be feeling that the curse of the Ides of March has descended upon him as he tries to calm the Afghans. The benefactors of billions of dollars in U.S. aide are turning on their "patsy". The message is clear - here's your hat, what's your hurry but keep the money flowing into our bank accounts. President Karzai with his flowing robes is leading the attack. It's easy for me to say but the message to Karzai should be: et tu, Karzai, go to hell!