August 20th, 2010
02:09 PM ET

Kerry on Karzai's promise: 'Actions speak louder than words'

For the first time, Afghan President Hamid Karzai says he is committed to allowing two key government anti-corruption units (the Major Crimes Task Force and the Sensitive Investigative Unit) to operate without political interference. Karzai made the announcement after a series of meetings in Kabul on Thursday night and Friday in which he met with Afghan and U.S. officials, including U.S. Sen. John Kerry.

In an exclusive interview with CNN after the meetings, Kerry said, "For the first time, the president has publicly committed to proceeding forward with the Major Crimes unit investigations and done so with a guarantee that it will be free from political influence. I think that's important."

Asked whether he believes Karzai's promise, Kerry told CNN, "It's not important that I believe the promise, it's important whether or not, in the next days, the promise is kept."

"In the end, the test will be what the government of Afghanistan does itself to assume those responsibilities. ... Let's just see over these next weeks that the actions speak louder than words."

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  1. Mr. Davidson

    In other words ,this corruption ,Senator Kerry ,begins at home.

    August 25, 2010 at 9:24 am | Report abuse |
  2. Mr. Davidson

    Kerry and the rest of the corrupt politicians in government all know very well we cannot change the AFPAk situation, not in a million years ,not with millions and trillions of US dollars. They will however continue to completely drain the treasury in favor of special interest corporations which prey on the American taxpayer.

    August 25, 2010 at 9:20 am | Report abuse |
  3. George Patton

    Dead man talking.

    August 24, 2010 at 7:22 pm | Report abuse |
  4. BUBBA--ALABAMA STYLE!!!

    jihadtuop. "newts" weapons? are they for frogging people? learn English before posting you ignorant POS

    August 24, 2010 at 7:09 pm | Report abuse |
  5. George Patton

    Dead man talking...

    August 24, 2010 at 6:58 pm | Report abuse |
  6. George Patton

    Keep on posting this photo,acmed We all know how much harm the taliban are doing in Afghanistan so your photo is completely necessary.

    August 24, 2010 at 6:57 pm | Report abuse |
  7. !!!!!!!

    @ atal sorry i mean to say Moooooowwwwww may the cow bless you hahahaha

    August 23, 2010 at 9:48 am | Report abuse |
    • atal

      Stick it in your ear pin-head.

      August 23, 2010 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Fresh News agency

    CNN...stile zzzzzZZZ....OR otherwise they didn't receive order from the pentagon to broadcast....we are the free world hahahahha

    August 23, 2010 at 9:40 am | Report abuse |
    • atal

      You are a most incredibly stupid w@nker

      August 24, 2010 at 7:29 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Fresh News agency

    the NATO command had admission that 2 of its soldiers had killed Monday one of them American in explosion of 2 bomb in north and south Afghanistan

    August 23, 2010 at 9:36 am | Report abuse |
  10. USAF

    Why do you insist on posting this photo,acmed?We all know how much harm the NATO forces are doing in Afghanistan so you photo isn't necessary anymore.

    August 23, 2010 at 7:30 am | Report abuse |
  11. Sam Golden

    Senator Kerry received 8 WEEKS of basic training and he was ready to go get it done in Viet Nam...These Afganlanders have had 8 YEARS of basic training and they STILL are not ready to defend their own turf...As Forest Gump said " ridiculous is as ridiculous does"....and on it goes...with $2 Billion borrowed from the Chinese Government to spend on these people each and every week while our own economy goes down the drain....God save our troops from this.

    August 23, 2010 at 12:53 am | Report abuse |
  12. Dip $#!T$

    "Fair?" Hahahaha. Crawl yourselves out from the rocks you live under. The world ain't fair. The victors get the benefit of writing the history books. Your war of attrition will, in the long run, only affect your way of life, not the West's.

    August 22, 2010 at 9:57 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Fresh News

    the NATO force had declare that 2 American soldiers had been killed Sunday in eastern Afghanistan while another 6 soldiers 3 of them American 2 Australian 1 British during the bast tow days......CNN..zzzzZZZZZ

    August 22, 2010 at 5:29 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Bledsoe

    Thanks for posting that. It will remind everyone why the taliban must be destroyed.

    August 22, 2010 at 5:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bledsoe

      Thanks for stealing my ID and making me look bad.The only forces that need to be destroyed are those of NATO.If they win there,they'll most probably attack Iran next and then Central Asia.

      August 23, 2010 at 7:35 am | Report abuse |
    • Bledsoe

      Did i say something that upset you Daniel-2? and kindly stop using my name to post your insane rantings.

      August 23, 2010 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
  15. you are b o r i n g

    look Acid shams or acmed shams or what ever false name you try to use what you need is to put one of the cable end in your.......socket it must be in your body some where...! !🙂 and put the other end at internet socket and tray to connect to Zionist.com and update your mind control soft wear because you keep repeating the post there must be some error...as hole.....by the way its Ahmed not acmed foolish you do not know even how to steal false name as hole-

    August 22, 2010 at 5:15 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Smith in Oregon

    What a Joke. This article seems to spew the opinion that flooding the World with Heroin is not a major crime. Of course it is, and it would be difficult to find a more evil weapon to feed to the people of Russia and the Middle East causing tremendous crime, death and violence. It appears the bulk of the Heroin is being moved by the Karzai Clan to Kyrgyzstan's Manas US Airbase where the Chinese Triad's (the world's largest crime syndicate) is able to move it around the world.

    August 22, 2010 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
  17. !!!!!!!!

    why you keep posting video for your mother at bathroom sham on you to sell her on the internet for money its your mother sham on you ...

    August 22, 2010 at 12:58 am | Report abuse |
  18. atal

    Is this your way of showing your appreciation for the $5 Million India gave for flood relief in Pakistan?

    August 21, 2010 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • atal

      So you don't want our money, explain that to the people suffering.

      August 22, 2010 at 5:25 pm | Report abuse |
  19. JC

    A simple nuke will be sufficient. Ya'll are at our mercy. Nothing much cave dwellers can do except hide behind women and children. Lucky ya'll have been spared by russians.

    August 21, 2010 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
  20. So Bravery

    @ JC you know what...you don't even deserve wasting my time in p i s s on you

    August 21, 2010 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
  21. jihadtuop

    that was @ false yakopi

    August 21, 2010 at 11:06 am | Report abuse |
  22. jihadtuop

    ISAF (International Slave And Foolish) have been there since 9 years and Taliban kick there asses all the time if those school girls could do any thing they already did it since first year....look at your self you are sham on military army approximately 36 army with newts weapons and technology vs one Muslim armed colony and the result is sham on you and your western army's...get lost

    August 21, 2010 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
  23. JC

    Cowards, sons of concubine, waste of oxygen and food. Hiding behind children and women does not account for bravery. Afghan land will be purged off these goat god followers and Bamiyan statue blowers, sooner or later. End is near.

    August 21, 2010 at 9:54 am | Report abuse |
  24. JC

    Concubine litter probably rotting in their graves. R.I.P. Good riddance.

    August 21, 2010 at 9:51 am | Report abuse |
  25. JC

    @bangash – becoming a global individual has nothing to do with this topic. As for your point, this millennium will be the turning point. As long as "Islamic" states exist, its tough to be a global citizen. Why cannot every so called "Islamic" state be like Turkey, instead of being ruled by goat followers and concubine litter.

    August 21, 2010 at 9:48 am | Report abuse |
  26. No Sense

    This doesn't show anybody breaking in anywhere. These idiots pick their rookie members (so they won't be missed) to drive a truck loaded with explosives into a military base and blow themselves up? Well, the truck didn't breach the gate.

    How is this situation sustainable? If suicide bombers keep blowing themselves up without achieving a goal, then all this is just a waiting game.

    August 21, 2010 at 8:55 am | Report abuse |
    • So Bravery

      next operation try stand at 100 yard of this explosion and you will find by your self if it hit the gate or not..and than tell us (if you stile there to tell )...if you did not see the tow man so that is because you need to change your glasses.....when last time you visit eye doctor?!!

      August 21, 2010 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
    • Gregs

      to the poster above: Are you gonna be the one who's gonna try it next time? R.I.P.

      August 21, 2010 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kittens McGee

      "So Bravery" - your English sucks. I think by "tow" you mean "two." Yes, I saw the "two" people running in the video – they looked more like they were prancing than running. However, they had not breached any base. They were still outside the base where the idiot in the truck tried to blow a hole in the gate... FAIL.

      Speaking of eye doctors, if you morons don't have the decency to let humanitarian aid workers help your fellow countrymen. And you won't let Afghan civilians get jobs trying to help better society. How are you going to maintain a stable ruling party if you win the war?

      Installation of a fear-based infrastructure, I'm sure.

      August 21, 2010 at 11:28 pm | Report abuse |
  27. bangash

    Brother RIZA Afghan, I am from Pakistan and will like to invite your attention towards the history of our existence as two hostile states for the last more than six decades despite the fact that none of us can be made responsible for where we are today. Who has drawn this Durand line and who control our respective Govts and utilize it in their strategic designs. Afghans and Pakistani public have no difference and they have lived like two brothers for the last three decades and even today more than a million Afghans are among us and wish to live with us. Basic problem is our strategic location, ignorance, poverty and too much dependence on our common enemies whom never let us come closer so that they could use us and our soil in their global strategic designs. SO be realistic and instead of using this abusive language against our motherland you should study history and see the real culprits, responsible for turning our countries into a battleground in their war for global hegemony. Remember we both can jointly form a bridge between the East and the West and we can be the hub of whole World's commercial activities and then will have a credit for putting an end to the tussle between the East and the West. So let us play our role in making the world free of wars and destruction and turn this human energy towards building of a global village. Only we both can make the difference and save succeeding generations from the scourge of wars provided we take hold of our own respective countries by expelling present puppets. Remember in whole universe only we both states share common culture, language, race, religion and mutual dependence therefore we can jointly make the difference and can save this universe from this centuries old barbarism.

    August 21, 2010 at 7:34 am | Report abuse |
  28. Fresh News

    . NATO confirm tow of his soldiers are killed in bomb attack yesterday john folknr Australian defense by minister declare Saturday that the tow soldiers are Australian also the third one was American as the us army declare

    August 21, 2010 at 3:26 am | Report abuse |
  29. Fresh News

    3 NATO soldiers had been killed southern Afghanistan tow of them are Australian on another place 30 local security guard had been killed and another a known number are wounded in confrontations with Taliban.. ..

    August 21, 2010 at 3:25 am | Report abuse |
  30. bangash

    NO DOUBT KARZAI BEING A PRESIDENT OF AFGHANISTAN IS MORALLY BOUND TO CHECK CORRUPTION AND TAKE ACTION AGAINST THOSE, INVOLVED IN CORRUPTION EVEN IF THAT CORRUPT ONE IS HIS BROTHER. BUT WHO WILL CHECK THESE INTERNATIONAL CONTRACTORS, CORPORATIONS ESPECIALLY US CORPORATOCRACY WHICH KARZAI HAS BEEN BLAMING REPEATEDLY FOR MISUSE OF FUNDS, MEANT FOR THE RECONSTRUCTION OF AFGHANISTAN AND WHICH AFGHANS HAVE TO PAY BACK TO WORLD BANK AND IMF WITH INTEREST. WILL JOHN KERRY GUARANTEE TO END THESE CORRUPT OR WILL CONTINUE TO BLAME KARZAI TO SAVE THEIR OWN SKIN?

    August 21, 2010 at 2:04 am | Report abuse |
    • cheristian worship the sheep

      bible Revelation 17:14 (They will make war against the Lamb(sheep meat..hahah), but the Lamb will overcome them because he is Lord of lords and King of kings–and with him will be his called, chosen and faithful followers.")

      August 21, 2010 at 4:46 am | Report abuse |
    • cheristian worship the sheep

      JOHAN 17:14

      August 21, 2010 at 5:15 am | Report abuse |
    • bangash

      JC, Kindly study a book The Economic Hit Man written by JOHN PERKINS or visit his website johnperkins.org you will find answers. Probably this new millennium has left no choice with us except to change what during last so many centuries have proved wrong and harmful for all of us. This is reality that we and you all are one human beings first and all contemporary religions of today claim welfare of human beings in their teachings and preachings. So becoming true and useful human beings is respected by each religion in this universe therefore we should not waste time in finding faults in one another and understand the message of this internet age. Discrimination based thoughts and actions during last so many centuries have diverted our attentions from the real issues of our survival, like violent earth, disease, rapid climatic changes, and global warming which has threatened the very survival of this universe, our joint home and for our future generations. So I hope JC you will study John Perkins and will become part of Global movement for unification of all human beings.

      August 21, 2010 at 8:02 am | Report abuse |
    • Riza Afghan

      +1
      For the paste 30 years Pakistan is disturbing Afghanistan.
      I know Pakistani citizen have nothing to do with this but pakistan ISI and pakistan Govt is doing all these.

      Someone should keep eye on pakistan's $, someone should check every penny where Pakistan government is using it for.

      Then there will be no Terrorist support !!!

      August 21, 2010 at 11:49 pm | Report abuse |
  31. JR

    Some of yall really need new hobbies.

    August 21, 2010 at 12:51 am | Report abuse |
  32. Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

    Here's just some more of that right-wing bla-bla-bla about how Hamid Karzai is going to "clean up" all that corruption in Kabul while taking orders from the right-wing thugs in Washington!Where does it end???

    August 20, 2010 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

      Just about the same time you stop stealing other peoples name i would guess.

      August 24, 2010 at 7:03 pm | Report abuse |