Skip to comments.Taliban Reject Talks As Karzai Demands Western Pullback [Another Humiliating Kick In Butt To US]
Posted on 03/15/2012 6:27:53 PM PDT by Steelfish
Taliban Reject Talks As Karzai Demands Western Pullback March 15, 2012
REPORTING FROM KABUL, AFGHANISTAN -- In twin blows to American efforts to wage war and negotiate peace in Afghanistan, President Hamid Karzai on Thursday demanded a quicker end to the Western combat mission and a pullback of NATO troops from rural areas, while the Taliban movement declared a suspension of dialogue with the United States.
The developments capped a week roiled by word that a U.S. Army sergeant was in custody, accused of killing 16 Afghan civilians, including nine children, in a rampage in a pair of villages close to his base in southern Afghanistan. Karzais office said he told visiting Defense Secretary Leon Panetta that by years end, U.S. troops should be garrisoned only in large bases, abandoning outposts in rural districts like Panjwayi, the scene of Sundays shooting deaths.
Afghanistans security forces have the capability to provide security in the villages of Afghanistan, said a statement from Karzais office.
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Operation Desert Glass....
As long as I get to carry it around on a pike, I don’t really care.
I detest this man. He’s more weasely than an average Democrat.
I wonder if DumBO is still going to release the 5 taliban from Gitmo?
Get our young men and women out of there NOW!!!