Monday, October 24, 2011

This is the thanks we get?

In a move that was obviously politically motivated, president Obama announced the withdrawal of all 33,000 surge forces in Afghanistan weeks before the 2012 elections.  But maybe Obama could counter we are leaving Afghanistan in the good  hands of Hamid Karzai. 

Maybe I missed it, but I did not hear one Sunday talk show host that interviewed Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, ask her about Karzai's following statement.

From Reuters on 10-22-11: Afghanistan would support Pakistan in case of military conflict between Pakistan and the United States, Afghan President Hamid Karzai said in an interview to a private Pakistani TV channel broadcast on Saturday.
The remarks were in sharp contrast to recent tension between the two neighbors over cross-border raids, and Afghan accusations that Pakistan was involved in killing the chief Afghan peace envoy, former Afghan president Burhanuddin Rabbani, by a suicide bomber on September 20.

"God forbid, If ever there is a war between Pakistan and America, Afghanistan will side with Pakistan," he said in the interview to Geo television.

"If Pakistan is attacked and if the people of Pakistan needs Afghanistan's help, Afghanistan will be there with you."
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Well, there you have it.  I guess this is just Hamid Karzai's way of saying: "Thank you for your sacrifice America."

2 comments:

bradley said...

The facts are the facts--- in a war with any Muslim country, the vast majority of all Muslims ( yes I'm including so called American Muslims!!) will always side with the enemy and against America!! So sad but so true!

Big Mike said...

Yep, and the so called Arab spring started in Tunisia has elected the Isalmists Muslim brotherhood to run thier country... Same could happen in Egypt. Sheeeesh.