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Monday, December 7, 2009

Afghan President Karzai Sees Obama July 2011 Withdrawal Date as "Reduction of Forces Arriving" - Video 12/6/09

Here is video of Aghan President Hamid Karzai being interviewed by CNN's Christiane Amanpour.

Karzai said he "welcomes" the new U.S. strategy, and said the Afghans would do all it can to be a good partner in the effort.

Karzai said he would be willing to talk with Taliban Leader Mullah Omar, but it would have to be within the framework of the U.N. sanctions against him. Karzai said he cannot do it alone, it must be with the approval of Afghanistan's partners.

Karzai said he does not set the dates for withdrawal of U.S. or Allied Forces from Afghanistan. He said he understands President Obama's July 2011 withdrawal date not to be an "exit announcement," but rather a date for "reduction of forces arriving."


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