Karzai Denounces U.S. In Farewell Speech While Thanking China and Iran

225px-hamid_karzai_2004-06-14Outgoing Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai denounced the United States in his farewell speech and insisted that, despite tens of thousands of wounded and dead American service personnel (and over a trillion dollars in aid), the United States has been a curse upon his country. Instead Karzai showered praise on Iran and China as great allies for Afghanistan. This is the man who the CIA openly gave regular suitcases of cash to and led a government where billions simply disappeared.

The Obama Administration insisted on the money continuing to flow into Karzai’s pockets even as he attacked the U.S. and Americans as “demons”, and moves to shift alliances to Iran and China.

After a trillion dollars and 13-years in this country, Karzai again declared the United States as an enemy to his country while praising China and Iran. While we gave hundreds of billions in aid to his country, Karzai worked to give contracts and benefits to the Chinese. We have looked like utter fools for over a decade in pouring money into the country while our schools and domestic programs have been curtailed due to budget shortfalls.

Karzai insisted that it was the United States that continued the war and “the war in Afghanistan is to the benefit of foreigners. But Afghans on both sides are the sacrificial lambs and victims of this war.”

Also singled out for praise was India, Japan, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, South Korea and Germany. The United States was conspicuously not included in even a praising thank you.

Our Afghanistan ambassador James Cunningham called the comments “ungracious and ungrateful.” I really do not care how a corrupt puppet like Karzai feels about us. What I really care about is looking (and acting) like a country of chumps in continuing our massive commitment of money and manpower in that country.

In the meantime, the U.S. is pouring more money into the country in an effort to keep U.S. advisers and trainers in the country. Ghani Ahmadzai has said he will sign the agreement (which Karzai refused to do) so that we can spend more billions.

Notably, even a critic of Karzai (who said that the attack on the United States was unwise) seemed more concerned about losing money than failing to thank the U.S. for any sacrifice. Samehullah Samem, a member of parliament warned that “We are completely dependent on the international community. We need the support of the international community, especially the United States of America.” In other words, we need not to criticize the U.S. because they give us money. That is the best that we can expect from a country where thousands of service members have died and over a trillion dollars has been lost.

51 thoughts on “Karzai Denounces U.S. In Farewell Speech While Thanking China and Iran”

  1. How did Turkey get 47 hostages that Isis held released? Did they make a deal with Isis? How much do they receive? allies of the U.S. are becoming few and far between

  2. doglover

    If the goal is to receive thanks and appreciation, take a tip from the Chinese. Next time, just provide money and help with infrastructure, not bombs, guns, death squads, destruction, and death to people who never heard of 9/11. Agree totally with this comment

  3. Hopefully the new leadership will offer a 50% discount on graft demands. That would be a bargain.

  4. Maybe we can pay the Russians to invade the place and restore some law and order. We were complete idiots for trying to push the Soviets out of Aghanistan. It is a Stan country and the Russians are better equipped to deal or not deal with crooks like Karzai. He will be in Vegas gambling and paying hookers within a few weeks– shaved head, cape and all.

  5. I view Mr. Karzai as a warlord with an education. He has presided over a government whose main accomplishment has been financial corruption. He and his family have managed to siphon off sufficient billions to support themselves handsomely when they abandon Afghanistan following our departure and the collapse of its armed forces.

  6. Davidm2575….that video of jumping jacks was hilarious. I assure you the ROK Marines I spent time with were nothing like that clown show…far from it.

    1. Aridog wrote: “I assure you the ROK Marines I spent time with were nothing like that clown show…far from it.”

      Yeah, that video creates an appreciation for the frustration of our soldiers having to train these guys.

      For comparison, I share here a clip of the ROK Marines training in action:

  7. Sqeeky – now that he is out of office, he has to re-establish himself with Muslim extremists. One typically does that by spitting on America. 🙁

  8. We cannot leave these failed states on their own as they become havens for and foment forces that grow into what we deem unacceptable security risks. Our intervention in these regions is such that costs are unacceptably high, in terms of treasure, lives, and perception. Clearly, there is as of yet, no good answer.

  9. In 1980 the United States was recruiting guerrillas to go fight the Soviet forces in Afghanistan. We aided and abetted al Qaeda. Now we have been in Afghanistan for eleven years or so and are fighting the Taliban and al Qaeda.
    The world would be better off had we supported not opposed he Soviet occupation of the pirate territory denominated as Afghanistan. It is in the “sphere of influence” of the Soviets and now the Russians. They knew better than us. The caped cruisader with the shaved head who calls himself Karzai needs an enema to get all that American money out of his system.

    Obama regarding Afghanistan: Pull out now, like your father should have.

    Folks ask your Congressman or Congresswoman to cut off funds to these pirate territories and to oppose the Syria, Iraq, pirate territory invasions by U.S. planes and rockets, and soon, ground troops. Boots on the ground also means boots on the ground with the bottom looking at the camera while the owner is dead.

    We need to be vigilant in keeping Saudis off of planes in NYC when they board with box cutters. I would say that our next day of peril is likely to be xmas eve or xmas day.

  10. Anonymously Yours, you have had another comment deleted for violation of the civility rule.

  11. COMMON DEFENCE NOT COMMON OFFENSE

    George Washington admonished against foreign entanglements. Foreign offensive wars have not been for the benefit of America. America should have stayed out of the foreign, “common offence” operations of WWI and WWII. Current terrorism results from the foreign entangling, “common offensive” operation of the establishment of Israel. Which hallucinating, mystical theocracy did that act of “common offence?” Who determined that the Constitution mandates a theocracy and that America police the entire planet? Do the Swiss police the entire planet?

    The Ten Commandments have not been amended or “evolved.” The American Founders did not write the Preamble, Constitution and Bill of Rights to be “amended” out of existence. They wrote them to stand. Woe to you who have amended and “evolved” the founding American documents:

    “…provide for the common defence,…”

    Simple, understandable rules, unless they are “interpreted” by an ideological judicial branch that usurps and “legislates from the bench” in a blatant “overreach.”

    Preamble –

    “We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility,

    provide for the common defence,

    promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”

    Ultimately, the duty to uphold, support and enforce the Constitution is that of the people, the sovereigns, through their Congress, in that, Congress has the duty to fund and declare war, scrutinize candidates for eligibility, impeach judges and presidents, etc. Congress has been derelict in that duty.

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