May 12th, 2010
02:37 AM ET

Obama will host Karzai at White House

President Obama will welcome Afghan President Hamid Karzai to the White House on Wednesday for a second day of partnership talks.

Karzai also will meet with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and other House leaders later in the day.
The meetings come after some recent well-publicized spats between Washington and Kabul.

Karzai huddled with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Tuesday, saying the U.S. commitment to Afghanistan remains strong and will continue long after U.S. combat troops have withdrawn.  But she said it was unrealistic to expect the two nations to see eye-to-eye on every issue.

"President Obama and President Karzai both understand that the ability to disagree on issues of importance is not an obstacle to achieving our shared objectives, but rather it reflects a level of trust," she said.

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  1. derek

    contain ur enemy or ur enemy will contain u.

    May 12, 2010 at 2:54 am | Report abuse |
  2. Afghan Guy

    As an Afghan myself, I have zero respect for this Karzai guy. I doubt any Afghan wants him to be the leader of their country. He's a puppet and goes to the CIA HQ every 2 months to get new orders. If he had the balls, he would tell the Americans to stop killing civilians and bring to justice those soldiers who do it. But he doesn't have any power. The occupiers have the power. The occupiers runs the country of Afghanistan. Just like in the days of the Brits and Soviets.

    May 12, 2010 at 2:56 am | Report abuse |
  3. tom

    Afghan Guy, U.S. has no interest in occupying Afghanistan. We can't wait to bring our troops home. In fact, before 9/11, most Americans didn't even know or care about Afghanistan. But Afghanistan Taliban allowed Al Quaeta to be trained there and attacked us. We killed civilians by accident. Afghans kill their own people, including women and children, deliberately.

    May 12, 2010 at 3:23 am | Report abuse |