Obama and Pakistani president discuss terrorism and Afghanistan
January 14th, 2011
02:59 PM ET

Obama and Pakistani president discuss terrorism and Afghanistan

U.S. President Barack Obama and Pakistani President Asif Zardari met at the White House on Friday.

Their discussion focused on fighting terrorism and "the importance of cooperating toward a peaceful and stable outcome in Afghanistan," the White House said in a statement.

"The President underscored the importance of the U.S.-Pakistan relationship and our continued support for Pakistan," it said.

Zardari is in Washington to attend a memorial service Friday for diplomat Richard Holbrooke, who was Obama's envoy in Pakistan and Afghanistan. Holbrooke died last month.

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden huddled with Zardari on Wednesday in Islamabad during his unannounced visit to the region. Biden also met with Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani and senior military officials.

- CNN's Elise Labott contributed to this report

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  1. salerno

    I told most islamic countries have corrupt leadership (supported by the US). US leadership's problem is that politicians are working for and controlled by 2 or 3 powerfull american families like the Rockfeller, and not by the people. (63% of americans do not support war in Afghanistan). There is also some corruption in USA as the financial scandals have demonstrated.
    So the problem is not Islam per se, but bad leadership in Islamic countries and in USA too.

    January 18, 2011 at 3:33 am | Report abuse |
  2. Dan in Lafayette, IN

    I can't understand you salerno, are you saying that Islamic states do not control their people with their power and wealth because of their religious beliefs? Or that they are corrupt people? Or are you saying U.S. leadership is corrupt? If the U.S. leadership were to be corrupt they would be impeached and/or voted out of office! This is the American way! They would be tried and if proven guilty they would be sentenced according to the law and not allowed any exile which is what most other third world nations do! Also if you are saying that Iran does not control it's people through power and wealth because of their religious beliefs then you are so naive!

    January 17, 2011 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |

    I am ok with your news,keep it up.

    January 17, 2011 at 2:32 am | Report abuse |


    January 16, 2011 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
  5. salerno

    Dan – It is true, the western sistem allows some shares in power and wealth.
    By the way Islam does not claim power and wealth for his beliefs, but the problem is the corroupt leadership, as Yacobi told using metaphoric espressions.

    January 16, 2011 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Dan in Lafayette, IN

    Every country's government or empire has failed when they have failed to share in power and wealth! This is a fact!

    January 15, 2011 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Dan in Lafayette, IN

    Does the truth hurt?

    January 15, 2011 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Dindy.....

    Here you follow me again Joker ? I know this is not Dan.

    January 15, 2011 at 9:45 am | Report abuse |
  9. Dindy.....

    May God help all of us to live in peace. !!!

    January 14, 2011 at 11:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan in Lafayette, IN

      I totally agree,Dindy. That's why we must seek a peaceful solution and vacate Afghanistan as soon as possible.

      January 15, 2011 at 4:35 am | Report abuse |
      • Dan in Lafayette, IN

        Hey phony boy if there were a peaceful solution why would we have to vacate asap?

        January 15, 2011 at 10:36 am | Report abuse |
  10. Dan in Lafayette, IN

    We need to love one another as we love ourselves!

    January 14, 2011 at 10:31 pm | Report abuse |