Afghan Leader Complains About Management of War on Terror

Perhaps we should pack up and go home, then?


On the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Tuesday expressed sorrow over the "pain and suffering of the American people" but offered a pointed critique of how the subsequent war on terror had been waged.

"The war declared on terrorism was not conducted and pursued as it should have been," said the Afghan leader, who has lately been publicly sparring with his U.S. patrons. He said training and support for terrorist groups outside his country had been "ignored and unaddressed" by the West as Afghanistan took the brunt of the conflict.