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Vice President Biden to Afghan President Karzai: “We are not leaving if you don’t want us to leave”
ABC ^ | Jake Tapper

Posted on 01/11/2011 6:05:01 AM PST by sunmars

Vice President Biden said today that the coalition forces in Afghanistan have “largely arrested the Taliban momentum” in key areas there. But he acknowledged that the gains are “fragile and reversible.”

Biden’s comments came after a meeting with Afghan President Hamid Karzai at the presidential palace in Kabul.

Biden emphasized the U.S. commitment to the Afghan government. “We are not leaving if you don't want us to leave,” he said.

The vice president said while there are “many hard days that lie ahead,” there is now a “viable path going forward” to the transition from US forces to Afghan security forces by 2014.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; bhogwot; biden; oef
In other words, translation......Karzai "we ain't going, get used to it"
1 posted on 01/11/2011 6:05:03 AM PST by sunmars
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To: sunmars

We are not leaving if you don’t want us to leave,” he said.


Lol Yeah like Karzai does has have any say on this.
He is just the guy who is put in front of a tv camera so he can parrot what they have told him in the back room.


2 posted on 01/11/2011 6:23:24 AM PST by darkside321
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To: sunmars

How about, we’ll leave when our interests are satisfied.


3 posted on 01/11/2011 6:23:49 AM PST by Crooked Constituent
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To: darkside321

Biden saying this with a straight face was the funniest part.


4 posted on 01/11/2011 6:24:38 AM PST by sunmars
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To: sunmars

“Junior” is always good for a laugh!


5 posted on 01/11/2011 6:55:27 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: sunmars

Obama being crazy as a bed bug but Biden is just flat out spooky,has to be a padded cell waithing for him some place.


6 posted on 01/11/2011 9:16:51 AM PST by Vaduz
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