Karzai threatens to join Taliban

On a day when word came that a soldier from Rochester has been killed in Afghanistan, the head of the government for whom he and others have died reportedly has threatened to join the Taliban.

“He said that ‘if I come under foreign pressure, I might join the Taliban’,” Farooq Marenai, who represents the eastern province of Nangarharm, told the Associated Press about a weekend meeting. “He said rebelling would change to resistance,” Marenai said.

The U.S. and other NATO countries are pressuring Hamid Karzai to clean up corruption in his government.

Over 1,000 American soldiers have died in Afghanistan so far.

  • justacoolcat

    A U.S. puppet government threatening to turn on us? Shocked.

  • John O.

    If Karzai is that dumb, he deserves whatever he gets from the Taliban. And it won’t be pretty. They are not going to treat him as a head of state. Not by a longshot.

    We have not yet found Osama Bin Laden. Chances are he is in Pakistan anyway.

    Personally, I’d be inclined to call his bluff and bring our troops home. It’s pretty obvious we are not wanted there any longer.