Wednesday, June 1, 2011

President Hamid Karzai Speaks Truth to Power

In "issuing his strongest statement yet against strikes that the military alliance says are key to its war on Taliban insurgents," following "a recent strike that mistakenly killed a group of children and women in southern Helmand province" — Angered by civilian casualties, Afghan president says he won’t allow NATO airstrikes on houses.

I'm tempted to think this is the equivelent of Charlie McCarthy talking back to Edgar Bergen, but I'll give the man the benefit of the doubt. The Pashtun is, after all, more of a man than any of the NATO heads of state I can think of.

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Blogger Pints in NYC said...

I only wish Karzai was so adamant in his defense of innocent civilians that he had worked to destroy al Qaeda before they launched the 9/11 attacks which killed my neighbors.

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