Saturday, November 21, 2009

Karzai apologizes for fraud says Afghanistan will control its security in 5 years!

Afghan President Sworn in to 2nd Term

That I would have to say is a lot more than a little optimistic don't you think? President Karzai's inauguration audience reflected the concern coming from the whole international community. 17 NATO foreign ministers were there including U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, British Foreign Secretary David Miliband, and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. The situation is serious and Karzai must step up. However eliminating corruption and controlling Afghanistan in 5 years is a bit optimistic I think though I would love to see it! British foreign secretary attends Afghan President Karzai's inauguration

I recommend that you read the link and see what the people think is necessary before Karzai can achieve his stated goals as they are right on. I have said numerous times what many of the people are saying. Karzai's entire corrupt cabinet must be replaced but that will never happen. That has to happen to stop the rampant Government corruption in a country that was is 179 out of the top 180 corrupt countries. Karzai inauguration: Views from Afghanistan

That will not however do anything to stop the corruption throughout the country much of it controlled by Karzai family and friends. Not just opium production but the main supply route to Kandahar where contractors use bribes to keep from being attacked by the Taliban. That said the people interviewed in the above link certainly nailed it and agree with me and Pakistan. Pakistan wants us to keep a military presence in Afghanistan and even increase it which I do not want to see because that will not work but only to add us to Afghanistan's graveyard of Nations.

I agree with the Afghan citizens interviewed and with Pakistan that we should put Karzai to the test and concentrate our efforts on securing the Afghanistan Pakistan border to contain militants in Pakistan so Pakistan can eradicate them if possible and keep them from migrating into Afghanistan to complicate our efforts. Border security is key to the success of both Pakistan and Afghanistan and should be a prime concern and the effort of Afghan forces can be spent training up and killing the militants that are already in country!

James Joiner
Gardner, Ma


Demeur said...

Five years? That's about how long it will take him to suck another 50 to 100 billion out of us not to mention lives lost? And for what? To try and build a country that has no resources. Think of one redeeming asset that Afghanistan has.

an average patriot said...

Demeur to you and I Afghanistan has no redeeming qualities. 5 years sounds too optimistic but Pakistan wants a decrease and Obama wants to be out before his time is up. I have hope anyway!

Holte Ender said...

If all coalition forces left tomorrow, Karzai would dip into his pile of loot, buy all the tribal leaders and declare himself president for life and the civil war would continue against those he couldn't buy. It's a mess.

an average patriot said...

Holte I have to agree and laugh. That sounds good to me so lets go home!