December 21st, 2009
10:37 AM ET

Karzai announces new Afghan Cabinet

Afghan President Hamid Karzai announced his new Cabinet on Saturday, retaining 11 previous ministers.

The announcement, made live on state-run television, named 23 of 25 ministers. The ministers of foreign affairs and the disabled have not yet been named.

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  1. Yelda Mahmood

    Who is good among these all people? I am 100% sure that after leaving of Americans and Canadian soldiers from Afghanistan it will be back in the hands of Warlords,

    January 7, 2010 at 5:16 am | Report abuse |
  2. kamran

    the cabinet which is announced by karzai is the proof of his infidelity with the majority of this country ,he suggested MAKHDOM RAHEEN once again to be a minister of information and culture who is a sheer fascist and a descriminated figure in the history of afghanistan ,the people of this nation dont want ministers like him.
    he brought many failures during his ministry and commited unforgiveable sins. his appointing is a greatest mistake and it is a sheer disloyality with the votes of the nation.

    December 25, 2009 at 4:46 am | Report abuse |
  3. A. Smith, Oregon

    The Puppet Afghanistan leader that the Russian KGB installed didn't last a week after the Russian troops withdrew before he was murdered. I can't imagine the American CIA installed Afghanistan leader Hamid Karzai lasting any longer. More likely he'll flee to an exotic location on the American taxpayers dime where he'll remain in luxury and in exile for the rest of his life when America withdraws its troops from Afghanistan.

    December 23, 2009 at 11:08 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Tahera Nassrat

    I have always been against this dreadful fact, that Mr Karzi gets elected as president of Afghanistan, but unfortunately, he has been elected again.

    I wonder, considering which achievement Mr Karzi is now promising afghan nationals to believe him that he will be accountable for any corruption in the future, however, he based his election campaign on corruption. I don’t know!

    To give a simple look at afghan cabinet; it is full of people who are not only uneducated, but also with a mind full of criticism against women. All they think every morning is on how to create a rule to avoid women from working or fighting for their rights, or how to make the environment tight and difficult for people and easy for self-interest, but unluckily, they are still there.

    Afghanistan seems to get more difficult day by day, and we as an afghan citizens are suffering and hoping each day to have a peaceful country by end of our education to return and serve our nation, but unfortunately, the government was never and will never be premising to trust and get back.

    Let's hope for the best.

    December 22, 2009 at 9:09 am | Report abuse |
  5. A. Smith, Oregon

    Seems like a sheer propagandist piece or claim. The Afghan people do not support nor even view Karzi as the legitimate ruler of Afghanistan. They see him as a illegitimate man who American Soldiers are keeping in corrupt power thru their gun barrels and military might.

    The moment America leaves Afghanistan, so does Karzi to exile or to his death by the hands of the very people that the US is claiming to be his loyal and thankful citizens.

    Karzi and his brother have long been on the payroll of the CIA before he was ever placed into the role of 'leader'. It seems the post cold-war memo that America would no longer prop up corrupt petty dictators wasn't received by the CIA, go figure!

    December 22, 2009 at 3:28 am | Report abuse |
  6. Tahera Nassrat-Sydney

    I have always been against this dreadful fact, that Mr Karzi gets elected as president of Afghanistan, but unfortunately, he has been elected again.

    I wonder, considering which achievement Mr Karzi is now promising afghan nationals to believe him that he will be accountable for any corruption in the future, however, he based his election campaign on corruption. I don’t know!

    To give a simple look at afghan cabinet; it is full of people who are not only uneducated, but also with a mind full of criticism against women. All they think every morning, is on, how to create a rule to avoid women from working or fighting for their rights, or how to make the environment tight and difficult for people and easy for self-interest, but unluckily, they are still there.

    Afghanistan seems to get more difficult days by days, and we as an afghan citizens are suffering and hoping each day to have a peaceful country by end of our education to return and serve our nation, but unfortunately, the government was never and will never be premising to trust and get back.

    Let's hope for the best.

    December 22, 2009 at 2:05 am | Report abuse |