Harper tells Karzai to smarten up

PM calls threat to join Taliban “unacceptable”

Stephen Harper has come out swinging against Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s for the latter’s musings about joining the Taliban. “We have men and women who are over there putting their lives on the line to help the population in its struggle against the Taliban,” the PM told reporters in Mississauga. “These remarks are not helpful and in the context of the dangerous work that our people are doing they are completely unacceptable to Canada and I’m sure the same is true for all of our allies.” Karzai’s spokesperson has since denied the Afghan president made the remark, saying he was shocked to see it reported so widely.

CBC News

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