Karzai is Smoking Both Ends of the Cigar
Editor: How much longer do we have to endure President Hamid Karzai's attempts to keep us from our appointed goal. It is as obvious as it gets that the Afghan president's own goal is to keep pressure off our enemy. Assurances that Karzai is on-board with our strategy is rebuffed by his actions... Do whatever it is he resists and end the war quicker.
"KABUL, Afghanistan — Top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, Gen. David Petraeus, was frustrated by the Afghan president's blunt call for a reduced military footprint in the country - a remark that threatens to undermine efforts to maintain international support for the war at this week's NATO summit.
President Hamid Karzai said in an interview this week that he wanted the coalition to put an end to night raids, which cause friction between Afghans and foreign troops. These operations are a key part in Petraeus' strategy to rout insurgents, improve security and bolster governance and development." Full report