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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 04:57 PM
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America unaware of Afghan plea(of Austrailian Troops)
The United States has made no request for Australia to deploy troops to Afghanistan and is unlikely to make such a request when the Prime Minister, John Howard, visits Washington the week after next.

The US Deputy Secretary of State, Robert Zoellick, said he was unaware of "any particular request" for deployment of Australian forces, saying the US "very much appreciated the Australian help we've had".

In fact, Mr Zoellick seemed unaware that senior Afghan government officials had already made a request for an Australian deployment.

Mr Howard has said he is considering a request to send troops to Afghanistan, where the security situation has deteriorated in recent weeks, with an increase in attacks by Taliban and al-Qaeda groups against US and Afghan security forces.

more: http://www.smh.com.au/news/world/america-unaware-of-afg...
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pop goes the weasel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 10:34 PM
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1. that silly Karzai
Whatever makes him think he is actually running a sovereign government with the right to decide when they need help and who they want the help from? Someone must have forgotten to give him the memo that all Afghanistan's major decisions are to be made in the US.
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