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Is Karzai after Mullah Omar’s job?

Afghan president threatens to join Taliban

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Afghan President Hamid Karzai is getting mighty sick of Western politicians asking him to enact reforms, so much so that he’s threatening to quit politics and join the Taliban. Karzai stated as much during a meeting with Afghan legislators on Monday, prompting White House spokesperson Robert Gibbs to express his government’s “frustration” with the remarks. It was the second such outburst by Karzai over the past two weeks; last week, the Afghan leader accused the international community of conspiring in a “vast fraud” to deny him re-election. Domestically, Karzai is facing mounting pressure from Afghans who believe the government has not done enough to stop the violence.

CBC News

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