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63. President Hamid Karzai's : Afghan Leader Suggests He Could Be Compelled To Join The Taliban...
Wall Street Journal: Afghan Leader Suggests He Could Be Compelled To Join The Taliban... Lashes Out Hours After Make-Up Call With Secretary Clinton

Karzai Slams The West AGAIN
AP/Huffington Post


KABUL - President Hamid Karzai's scathing attack on the West for its role in Afghanistan drew criticism from Afghan politicians after the White House described his remarks as genuinely troubling.

Despite Karzai's attempt at damage control, including a telephone conversation Saturday with Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, his allegations laid bare the growing mistrust between the Afghan government and its international partners as the United States and NATO ramp up troop levels to try to turn back the Taliban.

Moreover, on the same day of Karzai's call to Clinton, he also held a private meeting with dozens of Afghan lawmakers where he "lashed out at his Western backers for the second time in three days, accusing the U.S. of interfering in Afghan affairs and saying the Taliban insurgency would become a legitimate resistance movement if the meddling doesn't stop," the Wall Street Journal reported.

Mr. Karzai, whose government is propped up by billions of dollars in Western aid and nearly 100,000 American troops fighting a deadly war against the Taliban, made the comments during a private meeting with about 60 or 70 Afghan lawmakers Saturday.

At one point, Mr. Karzai suggested that he himself would be compelled to join the other side -- that is, the Taliban -- if the parliament did not back his controversial attempt to take control of the country's electoral watchdog from the United Nations, according to three of those who attended the meeting, including a close ally of the president.
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  -Mr. President: Why are Americans dying in Afghanistan? Cyrano  Apr-04-10 12:31 PM   #0 
  - If America was to flee Afghanistan 10s of thousands of Afghanis that supported America  NJmaverick   Apr-04-10 12:39 PM   #1 
  - As opposed to being killed by us  proud2BlibKansan   Apr-04-10 12:42 PM   #2 
  - EXCEPT that we are not killing 10s of thousands of Afghan civilians  NJmaverick   Apr-04-10 12:44 PM   #5 
     - And we didn't kill 10s of thousands of Iraqis either  proud2BlibKansan   Apr-04-10 01:04 PM   #11 
     - My world has a blue sky and is ruled by the facts  NJmaverick   Apr-04-10 01:11 PM   #14 
     - Mmmm aren't you the person  sabrina 1   Apr-04-10 01:10 PM   #13 
     - The polls and surveys dispute your claims that "they want us out"  NJmaverick   Apr-04-10 01:13 PM   #15 
        - Polls?  sabrina 1   Apr-04-10 02:06 PM   #38 
        - whoaaa...aren't you one of those that say..Polls don't matter?? and are flawed?????  flyarm   Apr-04-10 02:23 PM   #40 
        - Hey Bertie, try these facts on for size, eh?  robdogbucky   Apr-04-10 02:54 PM   #43 
        - this from a person who (to her) the only credible Progressives are the following.,Fucking comedians!  flyarm   Apr-04-10 03:07 PM   #45 
     - read post #63 & 64 Karzai threatening to join Taliban!  flyarm   Apr-04-10 07:36 PM   #66 
  - Oh, okay. Let's stay there forever.  Cyrano   Apr-04-10 12:43 PM   #4 
  - Sorry if the facts dispute your assertions, but the facts matter  NJmaverick   Apr-04-10 12:48 PM   #7 
     - standard talking points, but not facts  amborin   Apr-04-10 12:57 PM   #9 
     - No it's fact, the poster claimed Obama had not mentioned the welfare of the Afghan people  NJmaverick   Apr-04-10 01:03 PM   #10 
        - "welfare of the Afghan people" as in air strikes that kill civilians? winning hearts & minds!  amborin   Apr-04-10 01:13 PM   #16 
        - now that would be a perfect example of a talking point  NJmaverick   Apr-04-10 01:14 PM   #18 
           - Air strikes kill civilians.  Orsino   Apr-04-10 03:49 PM   #51 
        - Ummm, I'm the OP. And I don't see where I mentioned that "fact."  Cyrano   Apr-04-10 01:14 PM   #17 
           - ummm right in post number 4  NJmaverick   Apr-04-10 01:15 PM   #19 
              - Sorry, You're right. I mentioned it. All I left out was that the  Cyrano   Apr-04-10 01:27 PM   #21 
              - What was stated in that post IS a fact.  sabrina 1   Apr-04-10 02:14 PM   #39 
     - Talking point with a fail "especially women and girls". I have already in a prior  OmmmSweetOmmm   Apr-04-10 01:28 PM   #22 
     - The short comings your bring up pale in comparison to the HORRIFIC abuses faced  NJmaverick   Apr-04-10 01:29 PM   #24 
     - You've got to be frigging kidding me. Obviously you didn't read what I posted but others can go to  OmmmSweetOmmm   Apr-04-10 01:32 PM   #26 
     - What's clear is you are unaware of what people faced under the rule of the Taliban  NJmaverick   Apr-04-10 01:34 PM   #29 
        - Rape is rape and murder is murder and torture is torture no matter at whose hands it  OmmmSweetOmmm   Apr-04-10 01:36 PM   #31 
        - oh yeah we are protecting them alright..please go back and get new talking points,,this is pathetic  flyarm   Apr-04-10 03:12 PM   #46 
        - And then there's Glenn Greenwald's column in Salon about this too  OmmmSweetOmmm   Apr-04-10 03:21 PM   #47 
           - ah yes and the little propagandists here are workimg very hard to shut up debate by using women and  flyarm   Apr-04-10 03:36 PM   #49 
           - Glen hits it out of the park..once again!! Thanks for that link!! and  flyarm   Apr-04-10 03:59 PM   #53 
           - Your welcome  OmmmSweetOmmm   Apr-04-10 04:03 PM   #56 
           - .....  OmmmSweetOmmm   Apr-05-10 10:28 AM   #70 
        - And you don't understand, the same criminals that committed horrendous crimes against Afgan& Iraqi  flyarm   Apr-04-10 03:24 PM   #48 
     - The U.S. bombing in Marjah killed women and children  sabrina 1   Apr-04-10 01:42 PM   #34 
     - Unfortunately for U.S. propaganda,  sabrina 1   Apr-04-10 01:47 PM   #37 
     - Those are all good points. Another good point is that we cannot  truedelphi   Apr-04-10 03:00 PM   #44 
        - You're 100% right.  OmmmSweetOmmm   Apr-04-10 04:08 PM   #57 
     - Again defending the brutality of the  sabrina 1   Apr-04-10 01:34 PM   #28 
     - surge update: U.S. Admits Role in February Killing of Afghan Women  flyarm   Apr-04-10 10:15 PM   #68 
  - If we were invaded how would you feel about our citizens who collaborated with the invaders?  NNN0LHI   Apr-04-10 01:23 PM   #20 
  - You could make your same argument to about the German and Japanese  NJmaverick   Apr-04-10 01:28 PM   #23 
     - I didn't make an argument. I asked a couple of questions that you avoided answering  NNN0LHI   Apr-04-10 01:34 PM   #27 
     - asked to hard a question!..your answer is *Crickets"  flyarm   Apr-04-10 04:46 PM   #60 
     - the German insurgents were put out of operation in less than 2 years..  flyarm   Apr-04-10 03:47 PM   #50 
  - So... when are you enlisting?  jgraz   Apr-04-10 04:33 PM   #58 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Apr-04-10 04:42 PM   #59 
  - read post number 63.......eom  flyarm   Apr-04-10 07:32 PM   #64 
  - K&R  amborin   Apr-04-10 12:42 PM   #3 
  - Your evaluation of the reason is correct. It's "Democrats are tough" PR.  Tierra_y_Libertad   Apr-04-10 12:45 PM   #6 
  - I'm sure the 2010 midterm elections werent on the President's mind when he was running for President  MadBadger   Apr-04-10 12:55 PM   #8 
  - Question everything. knr nt  Union Yes   Apr-04-10 01:08 PM   #12 
  - Because there is a war going on...  butterfly77   Apr-04-10 01:30 PM   #25 
  - You're trying to make a joke. ... Aren't you???  Cyrano   Apr-04-10 01:36 PM   #30 
     - You asked...  butterfly77   Apr-04-10 08:47 PM   #67 
  - Allegedly to root out Al-Queda...which isn't there. But, it sounds good.  Tierra_y_Libertad   Apr-04-10 01:39 PM   #32 
  - Thank you for getting back to the original point of this post.  Cyrano   Apr-04-10 01:42 PM   #33 
  - Frankfurt, Germany, too....and many other places....  amborin   Apr-04-10 01:43 PM   #35 
  - Completely political. Also, we want impose our capitalist society on them.  Arctic Dave   Apr-04-10 01:45 PM   #36 
  - Poppies. nt  valerief   Apr-04-10 02:33 PM   #41 
  - + 10,000!!! and oil pipelines..eom  flyarm   Apr-04-10 04:00 PM   #54 
     - +20,000!!!!!  OmmmSweetOmmm   Apr-04-10 04:02 PM   #55 
  - So the MIC & Corporate Elite can continue to loot the Treasury.  CrispyQ   Apr-04-10 02:34 PM   #42 
  - Because we'd look pretty stupid...  Orsino   Apr-04-10 03:50 PM   #52 
  - A good read is "The Pornography of Power: How Defense Hawks Hijacked 9/11...  Robeson   Apr-04-10 04:52 PM   #61 
  - Why, 9/11 of course.  rug   Apr-04-10 04:55 PM   #62 
  - President Hamid Karzai's : Afghan Leader Suggests He Could Be Compelled To Join The Taliban...  flyarm   Apr-04-10 07:29 PM   #63 
  - The Inhumanity of War ; Just what are we doing in Afghanistan?  flyarm   Apr-04-10 07:34 PM   #65 
  - Arms, Opium, Oil, Corruption, Israel, CIA, Xe, individual & corp greed  unc70   Apr-05-10 03:24 AM   #69 

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