Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Karzai Says He’d ‘Choose the Taliban’ Over US

Afghan President Hamid Karzai says would side with the Taliban if he had to do it all over again.

In late October, Gen. David H. Petraeus, US Ambassador Karl Eikenberry and other top officials were trying to convince Karzai to back down on an order banning all foreign private security contractors from Afghanistan. The Afghan president decided he had heard enough, according to a new report in The Washington Post.

"If I had to choose sides today, I'd choose the Taliban," Karzai seethed.

The "main enemies" of Afghanistan are the Taliban, the United States and the international community, according to Karzai