U.S. General Puts Troops on Security Alert After Karzai Remarks
KABUL, Afghanistan — The American commander in Afghanistan quietly told his forces to intensify security measures on Wednesday, issuing a strongly worded warning that a string of anti-American statements by President Hamid Karzai had put Western troops at greater risk of attack both from rogue Afghan security forces and from militants.
The order came amid a growing backlash against Mr. Karzai’s public excoriation of the United States, including a speech on Tuesday in which he suggested that the government might unilaterally act to ensure control of the Bagram Prison if the United States delayed its handover.
An array of Afghan political leaders issued a joint statement criticizing Mr. Karzai and saying his comments did not reflect their views. And though American military and diplomatic officials have mostly refrained from replying publicly to Mr. Karzai’s criticism, in private they have expressed concerns that relations between the allies had reached a worrisome low point right at a critical point in the war against the Taliban. SOURCE
Hamid Karzai wants to play games and talk CRAP? OK, here’s what General Fred or Pres. Fred would do; immediately pull out ALL American troops, and weapons and ammo, vehicles, aircraft, all ancillary personnel and I would inform our *coalition* that it would be in their best interest to LEAVE Afghanistan as soon as possible because about the time the last American asset was OUT of the country there would be a sudden *global warming event* that would turn Afghanistan into a nice quiet neighborhood for the next few years!
And in the spirit of political negotiations, we can send Nancy Pelosi and Diane Feinstein to Afghanistan to negotiate a peace, just as the last troops are leaving.