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    End Operations in Afghanistan, Karzai Tells NATO

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    Karzai's comments came after a week in which a relative of his was killed in a raid by foreign forces and he rejected an apology by the US commander of troops General David Petraeus for the deaths of nine children in a NATO strike.

    "I would like to ask NATO and the US with honour and humbleness and not with arrogance to stop their operations in our land," Karzai said in Pashto as he visited the dead children's relatives in Kunar province, eastern Afghanistan.

    "We are very tolerant people but now our tolerance has run out."
    End operations in Afghanistan, Karzai tells NATO

    I guess Karzai and the people of Afghanistan have decided the cure is worse than the disease. The drone attacks must be horrifying on many levels. It's too bad the coward terrorists insist on hiding behind women and children.

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    Re: End Operations in Afghanistan, Karzai Tells NATO

    That, and I expect they just want to do this themselves. Americans would feel the same about any "friendly" nation occupying us, even if it was supposedly for our own good.
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    That, and I expect they just want to do this themselves. Americans would feel the same about any "friendly" nation occupying us, even if it was supposedly for our own good.
    The difference is that the Karzai government isn't even capable of straightening up it's own frickin house. He really needs to be careful what he wishes for.

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    Re: End Operations in Afghanistan, Karzai Tells NATO

    Quote Originally Posted by Marshabar View Post
    End operations in Afghanistan, Karzai tells NATO

    I guess Karzai and the people of Afghanistan have decided the cure is worse than the disease. The drone attacks must be horrifying on many levels. It's too bad the coward terrorists insist on hiding behind women and children.
    Personally, I am thinking Karzai sees an opportunity to be an autocrat.

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    Re: End Operations in Afghanistan, Karzai Tells NATO

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    Personally, I am thinking Karzai sees an opportunity to be an autocrat.
    hmmm... hadn't thought about that. You might be entirely right Mega. It's really a far cry now from back in 2001 when everyone seemed to love Karzai.

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    Re: End Operations in Afghanistan, Karzai Tells NATO

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    The difference is that the Karzai government isn't even capable of straightening up it's own frickin house. He really needs to be careful what he wishes for.
    I mean if Americans were under similar circumstances we'd have the same desire. It wouldn't really matter if the occupying Canadian forces were there to protect us from the Albino Lumberjack insurgency, we'd still want them out of our country and want them to stop bombing our cities in an effort to destroy the lumberjacks.
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    Re: End Operations in Afghanistan, Karzai Tells NATO

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    I mean if Americans were under similar circumstances we'd have the same desire. It wouldn't really matter if the occupying Canadian forces were there to protect us from the Albino Lumberjack insurgency, we'd still want them out of our country and want them to stop bombing our cities in an effort to destroy the lumberjacks.
    Agree Deuce. But again. Be careful what you wish for. He really needs to think this through and choose the lesser of two evils.

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    Re: End Operations in Afghanistan, Karzai Tells NATO

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    Personally, I am thinking Karzai sees an opportunity to be an autocrat.
    He already is one, a NATO-protected one. It does bring to mind British PM James Callaghan talking about turkeys voting for an early Christmas. Should the allies pull out he wouldn't last 3 months.
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    Re: End Operations in Afghanistan, Karzai Tells NATO

    Quote Originally Posted by Marshabar View Post
    End operations in Afghanistan, Karzai tells NATO

    I guess Karzai and the people of Afghanistan have decided the cure is worse than the disease. The drone attacks must be horrifying on many levels. It's too bad the coward terrorists insist on hiding behind women and children.
    It's an open question whether Karzai has made a deal with the Taliban. He has certainly had talks with them and there is a lot of money to be made in the drug trade.

    He will always look after his own interests rather then the people of Afghanistan, and we should never expect otherwise.

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    Re: End Operations in Afghanistan, Karzai Tells NATO

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    The difference is that the Karzai government isn't even capable of straightening up it's own frickin house. He really needs to be careful what he wishes for.
    That’s been the status quo for how many years now? Afghanistan, as a country, is like a landlocked Somalia.
    The haggardness of poverty is everywhere seen contrasted with the sleekness of wealth, the exhorted labor of some compensating for the idleness of others, wretched hovels by the side of stately colonnades, the rags of indigence blended with the ensigns of opulence; in a word, the most useless profusion in the midst of the most urgent wants.Jean-Baptiste Say

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