Conflicts with Afghan President Hamid Karzai Are Resolved
The Washington Post reported that the Obama administration’s conflicts with Afghan President Hamid Karzai are resolved. The administration announced that Karzai is scheduled to visit Washington on May 10-14 for meetings at the White House and with top national security officials. Tension between the U.S. and Karzai flared up last month, when President Obama during his recent visit he suggested he was concerned about government corruption in Afghanistan. President Karzai responded with public criticism of what he called foreign interference.
Richard C. Holbrooke, special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan stated that corruption remains an issue in Afghanistan but President Karzai is “working on it.” President Obama has stated that he believes President Karzai is capable of leading his country into the 21st century and stabilizing it but will continue to push him to introduce essential reforms to improve living standards.