May 13th, 2010
03:07 PM ET

Karzai visits Arlington National Cemetery

Afghan President Hamid Karzai visited Arlington National Cemetery on Thursday, visiting the grave sites of Afghan war veterans buried there. He was joined by Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Adm. Mike Mullen and Gen. Stanley McChrystal, commander of the U.S. forces in Afghanistan. The group visited Section 60 of the cemetery, the burial ground for personnel killed Afghanistan and Iraq. More than 500 veterans are buried there.


Karzai's party stops by a row of grave markers.


One of the graves that Karzai stopped at was that of Justin Davis, PFC U.S. Army.


Karzai stops to greet Christina Lamb, of London's Sunday Times newspaper.

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  1. Frank Rizzo

    Another sad day in America when a drug dealer/addict election stealing bum stands on the same hollow ground our beloved sons and daughters are laid to rest what the hell is wrong with this government, please Lord help us try to be patient with such idiotic behavior displayed by our elected leaders.

    June 13, 2010 at 12:35 am | Report abuse |
  2. michael clemons

    How dare this dishonor be bestowed upon American fighting men. Karazi is nothing but a puppet who has no control of his country. He's getting rich from selling the drugs that come out of his country. The only good place for Karazi and all Muslims is a hole in the ground they do not deserve to be buried for all Muslims are dogs.

    June 10, 2010 at 6:50 pm | Report abuse |
  3. dadofasoldier

    He has no business walking on the hallowed ground of our fallen heroes. Not until he has the courage to actually help in this fight instead of just being a politician. We shouldn't have to spill one drop of American blood for a people who aren't willing to fight for their own freedom. They allowed the Taliban to take control, not us. If they want freedom, then they should fight for it the way we Americans have for over two hundred years. We're not the worlds babysitter.

    June 10, 2010 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Azm

    Karzai is walking there, let him to go there for ever. that is the greatest question asked by the graves of civilians in Afghanistan.

    June 8, 2010 at 4:04 am | Report abuse |
  5. Mohammad Ayub

    Afghanistan is not Iraq.Many super power of the world defeated in this country.Before coming to Afghanistan it would be nice to took advice from Russia.The solution for this war is withdrawal of NTO army,Taliban reintegration into government,cut interfering hand of neighboring countries,existence of strong and stable government,speed up development process and work opportunity for young generation .

    May 19, 2010 at 1:27 am | Report abuse |
  6. name unknown

    this war is not being fought because the U.S. actually cares about enduring foreign freedom....its because afghanistan is a threat to the U.S.
    which is the same reason why we will soon be in iran and pakistan....i say "we" as in myself and my fellow comrades.we are the ones who suffer for the powerful men in blue suits....

    May 16, 2010 at 4:40 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Kolawole Ajao

    Coming to DC alone to parley with Roberts Gates and Barack Obama alone wouldn't have made any sense. Karzai's trip to Arlington made more sense–seing where tens of hundreds of teenagers and young adults who went able-bodied to Kabul now lie asleep with no volition to wake up again.

    May 15, 2010 at 7:14 am | Report abuse |
  8. Smith in Oregon

    With the fungus killing all of the remaining Opium-Poppy fields in Afghanistan, I don't expect 'President Karzai' to stay in power much longer. In fact I don't expect the Afghanistan War to last much longer past the drying up of the extremely lucrative Heroin exports which generate Billions in untraceable dollars. Time for the CIA to pull up stakes and move their side-show elsewhere.

    May 14, 2010 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
  9. Iraq Paramedic

    He is obviously learning his media propaganda photo ops from the people who know it best, our own political media hogs. I hope he truely understands the sacrifices our country is making for his country. We could have just rolled in & rolled over Afghanistan in a very short time if we had wanted to. The USA is not Russia or France, our military has not been turned loose in full force since WW-2. Ever since that time the military has been run by pea brain, bb sized balls politicians & superior officers who care more about political correctness than winning the wars they start.
    May GOD Bless & keep us all !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 14, 2010 at 7:14 am | Report abuse |