Loretta Sanchez: Hamid Karzai Comments Backing Pakistan Over U.S. Warrant Afghan Withdrawal

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In a Pakistan television interview over the weekend, Afghan President Hamid Karzai said, "If fighting starts between Pakistan and the U.S., we are beside Pakistan. . . . If Pakistan is attacked and the people of Pakistan need Afghanistan's help, Afghanistan will be there with you."

The comments raised such a shitstorm that by Monday Karzai's office was distancing him from them, claiming they were misinterpreted.

That was not enough to satisfy Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-Garden Grove), a ranking member of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, senior member of the Committee on Homeland Security and vocal foe of U.S. military involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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"These comments are especially frustrating given the United States continues to invest endless amount of resources--including our young men and women--for the people of Afghanistan," reads a statement her office also released Monday.

"More than 2,700 Americans have lost their lives in Afghanistan and $467 billion taxpayer dollars have been spent to support a corrupt government that does not support us. It is in our best national security interest to exit Afghanistan and move to a more effective counterterrorism strategy to protect our nation."

If Karzai and his fellow Afghans do not appreciate the toll the war has taken on the U.S., Sanchez added, the investment of taxpayer money would be better used "domestically to power the recovery of our struggling economy, support our schools and critical social services, and help unemployed Americans find jobs."

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Rueben
Rueben

I think USA forgot that Pakistan is a beacon for radical islam and there nuclear armed and have F22s and F35s and F18

Kennynguyen0101
Kennynguyen0101

Oh wow, we spent tons of money on this "country", and it will backing up Pakistan, if it go to war against the US? We need to think twice who we backing up, and spend more time taking care or our broke nation!

Black Stocking Fetish
Black Stocking Fetish

Same thing in WW2..If We would of just Left the jews to fight for themselves   We wouldn't have so many in U.S.Government Passing and Pushing bills that destroy us Presently.. Palastinians would'nt be getting killed By the Masses with Weapons We Fund to israel.. Also Iran Would Not Hate us..

jdg22
jdg22

Geez, at first glance, I thought I saw Loretta Sanchez' brain on that pic of hers...nothing but a sliver of something brown. But, surprise, surprise...she actually said something sensible after all these years.

mitch young
mitch young

Indeed, I find myself agreeing with first Obama, and then Sanchez. If Arellano writes something reasonable, it will be a sure sign of the apocalypse. 

Briansays
Briansays

counter insurgency= winninning hearts and mindssee vietnam

afghanwhere empires go to die

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