Monday, October 24, 2011
Afghani President Karzai would side against U.S.
Before I continue, let me say that every war we are in is important in some way. American life is in jeopardy wherever our soldiers are fighting and we should never take any conflict of that sort lightly. Approximately 4,400 American lives have been lost in Operation Iraqi Freedom, and nearly 32,000 have been wounded. This is a sacrifice no American should ever forget. However, if President Obama is determined to end our wars abroad, I think his first priority should have been pulling us out of Afghanistan. This is especially true due to the fact that the president of Afghanistan would have no problem siding with Pakistan if they and the U.S. went to war.
Afghani President Hamid Karzai, in an interview on the Pakistani television network Geo, said, "If there is war between Pakistan and America, we will stand by Pakistan." He placed his hand on his heart and described Pakistan as a "brother" country. All this, after we have been helping build his nation for ten years. Our military intervention is the reason he was elected Afghani president in the country's first democratic election.