December 14th, 2010
02:19 PM ET

Renewed U.S. concerns about Karzai

As the U.S. readies its Afghan war review, a critical concern is Afghanistan's president. CNN's Barbara Starr reports.

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  1. BANGASH

    This is clear example of US failure in Afghanistan which Karzai had already learnt when saw US contractors embezzlement in US funds for reconstruction of Afghanistan. After nine years of US occupation every Afghan has realized that America had never come to Afghanistan for peace and stability but for construction of strong military bases to prolong occupation and strengthen her position for usurpation oil and gas in central Asian states. Karzai had direct access to Mullah Umar and had tried his best to convince USA to negotiate with Taliban for isolation of Alqaida in Afghanistan but he was never allowed to negotiate even to the last year(2009) While in December 2001, when US forces had just landed in Kabul and Karzai had encircled Kandahar where Mullah Umar through negotiations had agreed to surrender in exchange for his and his associates safety in future set-up but the then Defene Secretery Donalds Rumsfield rejected the deal by snubbing Karzai the very next day of the deal. For Karzai now it is quite clear that Americans had never come to help Afghans but on the pretext of Osama have occupied Afghanistan. Karzai in early stage had realized that rejection of his deal with Mullah Umar mainly aimed at giving Alqaida a time to prolong their survival till construction of their military bases on important strategic locations in Afghanistan as in case of isolation they would have hardly survived even for months and then USA would have lost justification for further stay at Afghan soil. Though USA used Karzai in this evil game but Karzai was not allowed to play his role and this on many occasions he reminded to his American Masters but none listen. Today Karzai is a poison pill which neither can be swallowed nor thrown out and Americans continue to pay with dollars and blood. l

    December 15, 2010 at 7:46 am | Report abuse |
    • Dan in Lafayette, IN

      Good post,BANGASH. Thank you.

      December 15, 2010 at 7:06 pm | Report abuse |
      • Bledsoe

        Thank-you-Daniel-2!

        December 16, 2010 at 4:56 pm | Report abuse |
      • Dan in Lafayette, IN

        I don't mind you calling me Daniel,Phunnie boy as long as you don't call me daveybaby the jerk!

        December 16, 2010 at 5:07 pm | Report abuse |
      • Bledsoe

        I won't,Dan. Why can't you people laugh at my blogs? We all can use a laugh out life sometime,can't we???

        December 18, 2010 at 4:51 pm | Report abuse |
      • Bledsoe

        Foolish-Daniel2!

        December 19, 2010 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hamid

      Bangash. Why you say these things after I found you doing tap dance in toilet stall at Kabul Airport and you catched like lovesick goat for me?

      December 16, 2010 at 9:40 am | Report abuse |
      • BANGASH

        YOU STUPID HAD NO POINT TO COUNTER ABOVE MENTIONED FACTS WITH EQUAL FACTS THEN WHAT YOU SAY ABOVE. You definitely enjoy some financial benefits in this bloodshed on Afghan soil but remember the days of you all puppets have been numbered and soon you will test the taste of your actions in this region.

        December 17, 2010 at 2:25 am | Report abuse |
  2. Dan in Lafayette, IN

    Communism has shown itself to be a failed way for a country to be ruled by.

    December 14, 2010 at 7:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bledsoe

      Correct.

      December 15, 2010 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse |
      • Spiro T.Agnew

        Go Phunnie boy,go!!!

        December 15, 2010 at 7:02 pm | Report abuse |
      • Bledsoe

        Ok-Daniel-2!

        December 16, 2010 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
      • Spiro T.Agnew

        That's funny,this is the first time ever that anybody ever called me Daniel,Phunnie boy.

        December 16, 2010 at 5:02 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Joseph McCarthy

    It would be nice if Hamid Karzai was a Communist. The Communists should have won there 30 years ago and we wouldn't be having all these problems today.

    December 14, 2010 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joel2208

      Well said,Joe. Thank you.

      December 14, 2010 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
      • Bledsoe

        Daniel-2?-Obviously!

        December 15, 2010 at 5:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • BANGASH

      true assessments

      December 15, 2010 at 6:59 am | Report abuse |
    • BANGASH

      True assessments Joseph McCarthy Thank;s for speaking the truth

      December 15, 2010 at 7:59 am | Report abuse |