Thursday, March 14, 2013

Pushback Against Afghan President Karzai

Afghan President Hamid Karzai speaks during a joint press conference with NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen at the presidential palace in Kabul on March 4, 2013. Press TV

Karzai's Accusations Spark Afghan Pushback -- Wall Street Journal

KABUL—Afghan politicians pushed back against President Hamid Karzai's accusations of U.S. collusion with the Taliban, saying that such rhetoric is irresponsible and could endanger critical Western support.

Twenty Afghan political parties and two coalitions, reflecting much of the country's political spectrum outside the insurgency, said in a joint statement on Wednesday that Mr. Karzai's allegations "do not represent the views of the people of Afghanistan toward their international friends."

"The president's remarks are part of a series of deliberate actions that push Afghanistan toward disaster," the parties said. "Creating such provocations against the international community is an escape from national responsibilities, and a failed attempt to divert public opinion from genuine issues."

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My Comment: These Afghan politicians know what is at stake .... but their opposition to Karzai is too little and too late. Here is a brief but poignant commentary on how the situation in Afghanistan has gotten from bad to worse. As to what is my take .... we better speed-up our departure date.

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