May 14th, 2010
08:12 AM ET

Karzai ends U.S. trip with visit to military base

Afghan President Hamid Karzai will end his four-day U.S. trip on Friday with a visit to a military base in Kentucky, officials said.  Karzai is scheduled to visit Fort Campbell where the 101st Airborne Division is preparing to go to Afghanistan. The visit caps a week of high0level meetings for Karzai: he has huddled with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and President Obama, among others. The trip is Karzai's first to Washington since his controversial re-election and some recent well-publicized spats with the Obama administration.

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  1. Ramkhelawan Maniram

    Just a little more of the same old crap – what else can the peoples of the world expect from them.

    May 15, 2010 at 8:24 am | Report abuse |
  2. Smith in Oregon

    The Opium-Poppy fields were being planted to the maximum amounts and yields under the horrific Republican Bush-Cheney administration in all 35 districts across Afghanistan and now they exist in only 5 districts across Afghanistan under Democratic Obama-Biden administration.

    In virtually ALL of the 5 districts which still have Opium-Poppy fields, a fungus has descended upon each of the fields affecting the roots and drying out the Opium-Poppy seed head before it can be harvested. I'm certain the Karzai Clan and the CIA are very unhappy their cash crop is drying on the vine and quickly becoming 'worthless'.

    President Karzai's brother publicly stated that when the Karzai CLAN was supporting the Taliban fighters against the Soviet troops for nearly 10 years, Hamid Karzai was their major banker and money broker between the Taliban and the CIA. For decades the Karzai CLAN has allegedly been involved in the massive multi-Billion dollar Opium-Heroin export trafficking from Afghanistan.

    Undoubtedly the broker and source of many Billions of untraceable dollars thru the Opium-Heroin drug trade made Hamid Karzai and the entire Karzai CLAN extremely valuable to the CIA who is said to have been on the CIA pay-roll for several decades.

    With the recent downturn in Opium-Heroin exports however, I strongly suspect Hamid Karzai's use to the CIA is coming to an abrupt end. There will likely be some creative changes which remove Hamid Karzai for another US CIA Puppet to rule Afghanistan.

    I'm anxious to see if the War in Afghanistan ends shortly after the Opium-Heroin exporting dries up.

    May 14, 2010 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
    • EOD8

      US casualties have increased with the Obama administration and more rigid rules of engagement. Soldiers no longer have the right to defend themselves by all means necessary. But go more about politics than people. Your a sheep.

      May 18, 2010 at 7:48 am | Report abuse |
  3. Col Gregory T. Breazile, USMC

    I am thankful that President Karzai has paid his respects to our fallen and is taking the time to visit those who will be deploying soon. This is a good for our partnership. For those of us in Afghanistan we will continue to push ahead with our mission. Please take a minute to see how we are training the Afghan Army and Police. Visit our website for details-

    Semper Fi,

    May 14, 2010 at 10:11 am | Report abuse |
    • Chuckster

      Col. Greg, do you really trust this guy? This is a man who want to negotiate with the Taliban. Does that make sense to you? How can anyone TRUST the TALIBAN??????

      June 12, 2010 at 10:10 am | Report abuse |