So, Holbrooke went to Kabul and blasted Karzai for the corruption, inefficiency, and illegitimacy of his government.
They play to chords of resentment and cast a veneer of illegitimacy over actions and lives lived honorably.
Europe draws a clear distinction between the legitimacy of Israel inside the green line and the illegitimacy of the occupation.
The condition of being born to unmarried parents. It was once considered a mark of disgrace but is generally more accepted now.