Downplaying what, exactly? Perhaps you should read muawiyah’s very informative post #22.
Yea OK, the Afghan lawmakers are wrong, and “moderate” Islam is coming to the rescue.
It was a good match for the Silk Road!
Maybe Muawiyah know better than this guy...
He said that if I come under foreign pressure, I might join the Taliban, said Farooq Marenai, who represents the eastern province of Nangarhar.
White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said reports Karzai threatened to abandon the political process and join the Taliban insurgency if he continued to receive pressure from Western backers to reform his government are troubling.
On behalf of the American people, were frustrated with the remarks, Gibbs told reporters.