April 26th, 2012
08:46 AM ET

Congressman calls Afghan president ‘corrupt prima donna’

By CNN's Gregory Wallace

A U.S. congressman barred from visiting Afghanistan over the weekend minced no words when characterizing the incident.

Afghan president Hamid Karzai is a "corrupt prima donna," House Foreign Affairs Committee member Dana Rohrabacher of California said in an interview Wednesday on CNN's "The Situation Room."

Rohrabacher was en route to Kabul with five other members of Congress to meet with representatives of the Northern Alliance when the U.S. secretaries of Defense and State intervened.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called to say "that she'd been through a lot of mini-crises there in Afghanistan with the burning of the Qurans and the soldiers urinating on these dead bodies and one of them going crazy and killing civilians," Rohrabacher told CNN's Wolf Blitzer.

"She just felt that another mini-crisis which might erupt," he continued, "because Karzai hated me so much that he would create a crisis and she just thought it would be disruptive to our ability to get her job done."

But Clinton is charged with executing diplomacy, and Rohrabacher is not.

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"I thought she was asking me in a respectful way, but she was having to deal with this corrupt prima donna who heads that country," he said.

As chairman of the House Foreign Affairs' Oversight and Investigation Subcommittee, Rohrabacher said he suspects his examination of how U.S. funds have been spent in the war-torn country was a factor in Karzai's discomfort.

More than 1,800 U.S. service members have died in the country, according to the Department of Defense and the U.S. Central Command. The United States has nearly 90,000 troops serving in the country and spends more than $2 billion on efforts there every week.

Rohrabacher's scrutiny of the country's government was the reason for his visit.

"Members of Congress should be over there to see if the dynamics are such that we're not just wasting people's lives and money, and there are changes that need to happen for us to be able to succeed," he said.

The U.S. State Department confirmed that Clinton and Rohrabacher spoke, and that both Clinton and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta requested Rohrabacher not continue with the delegation.

"We were advised, as Congressman Rohrabacher made clear, that the sovereign government didn't think this visit was timely. So it was in that context that he made his decision after our advice," Victoria Nuland, a State Department spokeswoman, told reporters.

The congressman said he encouraged his colleagues to continue on the trip, as "we had leaders of the northern alliance, opposition members and political leaders in that country who wanted to talk to American congressmen to make sure that we were not going to leave the Taliban in charge of Afghanistan."

Republic Rep. Louis Gohmert of Texas, who led the delegation to Afghanistan, invited Rohrabacher after another lawmaker dropped out of the trip.

It is not the first time Rohrabacher has earned the ire of a leader.

In June 2011, Rohrabacher led a congressional delegation to Baghdad that was ordered out of the country by Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki after the California congressman said Iraq should consider repaying the United States for what it spent since 2003.

- CNN’s Adam Levine contributed to this report


Filed under: Afghanistan • Congress • Karzai
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  1. Wafi

    "congressman said Iraq should consider repaying the United States for what it spent since 2003." wait, you said Iraq? Iraq was a peaceful country (if Sadam was a dictator, it is the case with almost every government in the world now), and since 2003 Iraq lost everything: infrastructure, economy, and peace. Iraq gov should considering asking for permanent compensation from occupied countries.

    April 29, 2012 at 12:41 am | Reply
  2. Wafi

    I believe most Afghans, if not all, accept that there are enough cases of corruption in Afghan government which is run Karzai. However, this is surprising that an American congressman is meeting his northern alliance 'personal friends' on the future of Afghanistan? I think Mr. Dana is trying to forget what his 'personal friends' were engaged it in 1990s – civil war that is the main cause of this ongoing instability in Afghanistan. & has anybody reminded Mr. Dana how many civilians were violently killed? How many women and girls were raped? Where is your human rights groups? Double Standards!

    We innocent and ordinary citizens have always been the victim of politicians. We trust none of you!

    April 29, 2012 at 12:31 am | Reply
    • Fahim Pashtoon Wardag

      @Wafi;
      Great that you have raised your voice against the crimes, mass murders and human rights violations committed by the Criminal warlords that Congressman Dana is Supporting. We must remind the whole world and ask them to hear our Voices;
      Congressman Dana;
      Do not support the WHMs (Criminal War/Druglords, Human Rights Violators and Mass Murderers+ Corrupt Officials).
      We can challenge them morally;
      How could President Barak Obama and NATO Leaders morally justify their partnership with Human Rights Violators, Criminal Warlords and Mass Murders which is abhorrently against civilized values, in Afghanistan?
      And Mr Dana is one of those political leaders;
      Please read this article below and if you also believe that this the voice your conscientious and your victimized people then support it by sending it to the whole humanity.
      Afghans’ Voice Must Be Heard by the Whole Humanity!
      NO PROUD BRITISH/EU OR US CITIZENS WOULD EVER ALLOW TIMOTHY MCVEIGHS, ANDERS BEHRING BREIVIK,DR HAROLD SHIPMANS, KARADICS, IAN HUNTLEYS AND SIDIQUE KHANS TO BE IMPORTED AND IMPOSED INTO THE BRITISH OR EU PARLIAMENTS OR THE US CONGRESS OR SENATE !
      WHY IS SUCH IMPOSED ON AFGHAN PEOPLE?
      We Afghans feel deeply frustrated as we have been made hostage to the wrong doers.
      In principal we want the US and NATO Troops to eventually leave but before they leave they must listen to us and correct the wrongs and finish their duty. 
      Say if tomorrow birds and chicken start speaking and then start crying and screaming about the pain they feel when we human beings kill them and eat them.
      And call us “O’ Human beings please do not kill us!
      We want to live.
      We have babies!
      We have feelings and love each other!
      We feel the greatest pain while you kill us!
      And we get this new phenomenon on the media every day.
      Which human being would dare to kill them forget about eating their flesh?
      Why have we Afghans being subjected to atrocities of the Warlords and Human Rights Violators and all this war machineries and killings?
      Why are we being bombed mercilessly?
      Why our children are being exploited and brainwashed by Pakistan, Iran and some Arabs to become suicide bombers?
      Why have we been left at the mercy of corrupt officials?
      Why are we not being heard! O’ Human beings!
      We are not birds! We are exactly like You All.
      We ask again that why have we been subjected to the atrocities and abuses, corruption and evil well, and free devil hand of the WHMs ( criminal war/drug lords and Human rights violators and Mass murderers?
      The Wikileaks and numerous other documents prove that Afghans have been made hostage to the wrong doers and wrong doings!
      We were being constantly told by our Western so called friends to move forwards and forget about the past. But these eight years proved otherwise!
      With hindsight, even the West is accepting the blunders of using warlords against Taliban for military purpose, why were the WHMs (Criminal War/Druglords, Human Rights Violators and Mass Murderers+ Corrupt Officials) or their accomplices allowed or even supported to take control of Afghan politics in the first place?
      Why does it still continue?
      We will remind them of Socrates everlasting statement the “wrong doing and not being punished for wrong doing are the worst of all evils.” (Plato, Gorgias p76).
      We strongly believe that ignoring the wrong doers, War/Druglords, the human rights violators and mass murderers, leaving them unpunished and making them rulers is the mother of the worst and greatest of all evils in Afghanistan.
      And you cannot move an inch without JUSTICE! Otherwise you oscillate evil!
      President Barak Obama in his speech on 02-12-2009 said “We have no interest in occupying your country. We will support efforts by the Afghan government to open the door to those Taliban who abandon violence and respect the human rights of their fellow citizens. And we will seek a partnership with Afghanistan grounded in mutual respect - to isolate those who destroy; to strengthen those who build; to hasten the day when our troops will leave; and to forge a lasting friendship in which America is your partner, and never your patron”.
      And then he said “ And we must make it clear to every man, woman and child around the world who lives under the dark cloud of tyranny that America will speak out on behalf of their human rights, and tend to the light of freedom and justice and opportunity and respect for the dignity of all peoples. That is who we are. That is the source, the moral source, of America's authority”.
      How much has President Obama lived up to his own promises and those moral values?
      How could President Barak Obama and NATO Leaders morally justify their partnership with Human Rights Violators, Criminal Warlords and Mass Murders which is abhorrently against civilized values, in Afghanistan?
      We Afghans believe we have been made hostage to these wrong doers.
      This is how this war is turning into patriotism and struggle for freedom because US is partnering with most wrong doers.
      Some even political parties argue that the Warlords have laid down their arms and they are part of the system and have a role in the parliament and other state departments. So let the state to be built and then we would see.
      To answer them in regards to the Warlords having laid down arm is not right.
      As they have taken control of the whole army, police and the secret service and even the justice. They have turned all the security apparatus into promotion and protection of their own kingpins of drug mafia, kidnappings, land grabbing, gang rapings, killing innocent civilians, corruptions, wrong reporting to the US and NATO which end up in to mass killings of civilians or sent to Bagram and Guantanamo.
      To answer the issue of these warlords being part of the parliament.
      Again here they are not doing anything positive to the nation at present or the coming generations. All they do is do more crimes and corruption and carry on their old habits. As they pardoned themselves and have held the state hostage.
      This leads our children into the path of criminalization of the nation. Our children's role models are now these criminal warlords as they experience it all. They believe that the best way to come to top and get rich is to make a gang for;
      Drug dealings whether plantation, trafficking or production or protection or promotion.
      Use your gang to kidnap, rob, kill or land grab or force the corruption and get much richer.
      No fear factor as no one of them is being either questioned nor prosecuted, they are rather being protected, supported and financed by even the US and NATO.
      They watched and experienced it “Get to the parliament and pardon yourself!”
      In their innocent eyes the cycle is complete and they do not see anything stopping them. This is the false sense of security to believe that warlords, human rights violators and corrupt ones will change, no way, and it is as we in Pashto say deceiving yourselves. (Zdaan ghowlawana!)
      • Warning
      • New trends and our factual in the UK show that the new arrivals of Afghan young refugees have established Gangs called AV , ABB, BAB etc and have committed murders which was unknown of Afghans for the past 50 or odd years Afghans have lived here.
      In response to the state building with and by War/Druglords and Human Rights Violators.
      This is another false and wrong sense of security. As we ask that we had a state and what happened to that strong and big state after late Dr. Najib?
      It was the same Criminal War/Drug Lords and Human Rights Violators who betrayed their old USSR Masters and Dr. Najib.
      Who destroyed that state?
      It was the same criminal warlords, human rights violators and the traitors who destroyed our state and infrastructure. If you want to build a house and you need to use material for it, would you ever use or mix building material 25% with gun powder (75%)? Or if a building needs in total 200, 000 bricks, would you use in this building 50, 000 normal bricks with 150, 000 gunpowder brick? Never ever!
      It is illogical and immoral of the West to force our newborn babies (New Democracy and Democrat minded politicians) into the same cell full of and controlled by snakes, scorpions, spiders, alligators and crocodiles (Human Rights Violators and Warlords). Remember what they did to young politician Malalai Joyaa and some others. So how come you came to this conclusion.
      And it were the same Mass Murderers, Criminal Warlords and Human Rights Violator and Corrupt ones who expelled and damaged democratic Parties in the Wolesi Jerga recently.
      Even their recent crime against Afghan people was the corruption in the elections. They robbed the Afghan people of their votes.
      And even all the corrupt ones are protected at the highest level and anyone is against crimes and corruption gets kicked and all Afghan media is full of the Afghan sentiment that people are looking for alternative.
      Who committed this crime again?
      Very simple answer. War/Druglords and Human Rights violators and corrupt officials.
      If they are given power as they are running all the powerful pillars of the state they commit crimes and crimes against humanity that pushes my people to seek justice by taking up arms. Or if they are sidelined they fuel the insecurity and support terrorist and undermine the security and democracy and intimidate the right people.
      Stop this weak argument of compromise. Nine years proved otherwise. We cried from the day one that do not put poisonous and virus infected bandage on our wound!
      You ignored and failed us as the best alternative!
      All evils are committed by human rights violator, mass murderers and criminal warlords, whether in the state or out of it.
      So bringing them to justice is the answer and half job done.

      The other half is down to our neighbours Pakistan and Iran. (Wikileaks+other documents prove this)
      Some in the West argue that Pakistan is using the religion as policy tools because of the need to survive.
      We do not believe that survival with such tools is sustainable neither humane.
      It is neither moral nor civilized and even not humane to sustain and maintain the survival of your cloned child (Pakistan Army and ISI) by feeding him the heart and brain of naturally born babies (Afghans and Indians, and the rest of the world)! You are just creating a monster as you did it.
      Remember 7/7 bombings, Bali, Mumbai, Time Square, and other terrorist atrocities globally, and Gordon Browns statement about terrorism, who said that 75% of terrorist activities in Britain are coming from Pakistan.  
      This Is What We Want;
      1. Go to Pakistan and Iran and destroy the incubators of Al-Qaeda and terrorists! You will have saved the globe!
      2. Bring the WHMs (War/Druglords and Human Rights Violators and Mass murderers) to Justice and you have disarmed 90% of the Victims, paid and affected ones who are with the Taliban.
      3. Help Afghanistan with Development.
      If you are not listening to us then your behaviour is evolving to the one of OCCUPATION!
      What makes you different from OCCUPIERS AND OPPRESSORS?

      April 29, 2012 at 6:11 am | Reply
  3. Ceyhun

    @Fahim Pashtoon Wardag
    You don't have to waste your time by responding to whoever writes a comment here for now it is a common knowledge that centralism is not working in Afghanistan – it has given rise to corruption, excluded different groups from power, suffocated nascent democracy, etc among other things – and there is a need for a change of the political structure of that country.

    April 28, 2012 at 9:03 pm | Reply
    • Fahim Pashtoon Wardag

      @ Ceyhun;
      Sure, all the systems in the World do have the potential for corruption and failings. But the it is the people who run them are more important to consider. In Afghanistan if bring any system, the evil doers will commit evils.
      In the eyes of Afghans and humanity. Its the crimes against humanity, mass murders, criminal warlordism and terrorism to be tackled first and then corruption comes second and the changing system is an evolutionary process.
      We will remind them, the whole world, of Socrates everlasting statement the “wrong doing and not being punished for wrong doing are the worst of all evils.” (Plato, Gorgias p76).
      We strongly believe that ignoring the wrong doers, War/Druglords, the human rights violators and mass murderers, leaving them unpunished and making them rulers is the mother of the worst and greatest of all evils in Afghanistan.
      And you cannot move an inch without JUSTICE! Otherwise you oscillate evil!

      April 29, 2012 at 6:01 am | Reply
  4. orlandca

    This sounds a lot like the pot calling , oh you know, This is another Obama,

    April 27, 2012 at 11:15 pm | Reply
  5. Humanist

    Along with interference and supporting of war criminals in Afghnaistan, Rochabacher was kicked out from Iraq by Iraqis and was instigating war between Georgia and Russia...

    VERY POWERFUL Message from AFGHAN YOUTH to these warlords and to the world...
    "Afghan Youth Group Targets Former Warlords Ahead Of Contentious Holiday"
    http://www.rferl.org/content/afghanistan_antiwarlords_campaign_youth_group_mujahedin/24561960.html

    April 27, 2012 at 6:09 pm | Reply
  6. Humanist

    How long did it take us Americans in the to get it right, we have been at it for 250 years and still have not gotten it right, Lets set aside the fact Afghanistan in a state of war imposed on it when not one Afghan was involved in 911..SO... Let us first make a few things clear, the 2 billion dollars a week spent is not spent INSIDE AFGHANISTAN nor is it given to Afghanistan's gov't..Basic economics, the Multiplier theory states had we spent 120 billion per year on Afghanistan, Afghanistan's GDP would be close to 500 billion dollars per year INSTEAD of 15 Billion per year, and Note Afghanistan GDP has been boosted by us giving AFGHAN govt ONLY close to 1, yes ONE billion dollars per year directly, I know cause I had the same worry and when I asked the finance minister in Afghanistan for records, it was available and still available to Rochrabacher and WOLFFY..I was satified with their books and, I found administrative corruption in Afghanistan to be the problem(i.e corrupt state worker taking bribes) and Our 100 billion per year of tax payer dollars we spend ourselves on ourselves(Not in Afghanistan)umm... "confidential". ...so where is the money Rochrabacher? Those who believe these politicians should Rohrabacher to open the books for an AUDIT...UNclassify the book s to the American people. This way this entertaining lobbyist, Wolf, does not manipulate and fool the educated among us..

    Second, Afghanistan has been a playground and battleground for ideologies where empires test political systems...the President of Afghanistan and the people of Afghanistan have a right to strengthen the 8 year old democratic political system that has brought Afghanistan ownership of their nation after decades of war and CONTINUED STATE OF WAR. The women have a voice now and power so we should not let these politicians impose on them suffering by supporting the corrupt and war criminal warlords we had installed instially, now they have lost their power to they are willing to become proxies and jepordize the gains we have made in term on helping Afghanistan towards governance that now includes women in high position..so Afghanistan does not need a another Charlie Wilson to give weapons to one side to kill another side as it is against the interest of Americans nor does it need anyone else to impose and test political system...Against Afghan wishes, Rohrabacher should know if we want PROXIES again, Iran and Pakistan, Russia will do the same and bring misery to Afghans...so Rohrabacher should work for the American people here, instead on poking his nose in the internal affairs of Afghanistan..Afghans do not welcome him and those who go to Afghanistan to incite violence, hatred and war-mongering including supporting Afghanistan's domestic politicians against each other.

    I could go on and on from my experience in Afghanistan, and know the truth on the ground instead of being fed what uncle wolf wants us to hear...Let us not allow people like these to interfere in Afghanistan's internal affairs and in its domestic policies..Afghanistan of 2011 was in a state of interference from it neighbors, they learned their lesson and we have learned ours, we should not let anyone interfere in Afghanistan's affairs if we want to win the hearts and minds of Afghans and above all our security lies in a neutral Afghanistan, with us leading as an example in the region; this simple respect for Afghanistan and Afghan will translate to American influence on the entire Asian continent. Lets not allow these to reverse the gains our soldiers gave their lives for. Rochabacher by ecouraging warlords like Dostum and others in NA wants to reverse the gains we have made, especially in terms of empowerment of women and young yound Afghans....he seeks to undermine our sacrifice in blood and treasure. Rochabacher never stood for his own people, what makes us think he is standing for anyone by his own agenda...This week the Afghan Youth Movement wrote on bare walls throughout Afghanistan and posted pictures of human right violators and war criminals Rochabacher met in Germany before and wanted to meet again...some of these Graffiti read: "We will never forgive the warlords for the blood they shed of 70,000 people in Kabul,"(Read: "Afghan Youth Group Targets Former Warlords Ahead Of Contentious Holiday" RFE/RL
    04/27/2012)....we should call the rest of Rochabacher's team that made it to Kabul and ask them if the genocide of 3 million Afghans over the three decades is not enough for them, and what right do they have to impose their will on the independent Afghan people....

    April 27, 2012 at 5:59 pm | Reply
    • Fahim Pashtoon Wardag

      Dear Humanist,
      I am grateful you wrote your opinion and I am a strong believer that people like you are the majority in the US and the rest of the world but we do not make a effort to be heard and the crimes against humanity stopped. I thank you for standing on the side of humanity and listening to my victimized people of Afghanistan; I suggest you read my article which is the voice Afghan people and support us;
      We support Congressman Dana Rohrabacher's call for investigations into the corruptions in Afghanistan but that is the secondary part of the solution. For Afghans it's the Crimes Against Humanity, Mass Murders, Warlordism and Terrorism that Matters;
      Afghans’ Voice Must Be Heard by the Whole Humanity!
      NO PROUD BRITISH/EU OR US CITIZENS WOULD EVER ALLOW TIMOTHY MCVEIGHS, ANDERS BEHRING BREIVI,DR HAROLD SHIPMANS, KARADICS, IAN HUNTLEYS AND SIDIQUE KHANS TO BE IMPORTED AND IMPOSED INTO THE BRITISH OR EU PARLIAMENTS OR THE US CONGRESS OR SENATE !
      WHY IS SUCH IMPOSED ON AFGHAN PEOPLE?
      We Afghans feel deeply frustrated as we have been made hostage to the wrong doers.
      In principal we want the US and NATO Troops to eventually leave but before they leave they must listen to us and correct the wrongs and finish their duty. 
      Say if tomorrow birds and chicken start speaking and then start crying and screaming about the pain they feel when we human beings kill them and eat them.
      And call us “O’ Human beings please do not kill us!
      We want to live.
      We have babies!
      We have feelings and love each other!
      We feel the greatest pain while you kill us!
      And we get this new phenomenon on the media every day.
      Which human being would dare to kill them forget about eating their flesh?
      Why have we Afghans being subjected to atrocities of the Warlords and Human Rights Violators and all this war machineries and killings?
      Why are we being bombed mercilessly?
      Why our children are being exploited and brainwashed by Pakistan, Iran and some Arabs to become suicide bombers?
      Why have we been left at the mercy of corrupt officials?
      Why are we not being heard! O’ Human beings!
      We are not birds! We are exactly like You All.
      We ask again that why have we been subjected to the atrocities and abuses, corruption and evil well, and free devil hand of the WHMs ( criminal war/drug lords and Human rights violators and Mass murderers?
      The Wikileaks and numerous other documents prove that Afghans have been made hostage to the wrong doers and wrong doings!
      We were being constantly told by our Western so called friends to move forwards and forget about the past. But these eight years proved otherwise!
      With hindsight, even the West is accepting the blunders of using warlords against Taliban for military purpose, why were the WHMs (Criminal War/Druglords, Human Rights Violators and Mass Murderers+ Corrupt Officials) or their accomplices allowed or even supported to take control of Afghan politics in the first place?
      Why does it still continue?
      We will remind them of Socrates everlasting statement the “wrong doing and not being punished for wrong doing are the worst of all evils.” (Plato, Gorgias p76).
      We strongly believe that ignoring the wrong doers, War/Druglords, the human rights violators and mass murderers, leaving them unpunished and making them rulers is the mother of the worst and greatest of all evils in Afghanistan.
      And you cannot move an inch without JUSTICE! Otherwise you oscillate evil!
      President Barak Obama in his speech on 02-12-2009 said “We have no interest in occupying your country. We will support efforts by the Afghan government to open the door to those Taliban who abandon violence and respect the human rights of their fellow citizens. And we will seek a partnership with Afghanistan grounded in mutual respect – to isolate those who destroy; to strengthen those who build; to hasten the day when our troops will leave; and to forge a lasting friendship in which America is your partner, and never your patron”.
      And then he said “ And we must make it clear to every man, woman and child around the world who lives under the dark cloud of tyranny that America will speak out on behalf of their human rights, and tend to the light of freedom and justice and opportunity and respect for the dignity of all peoples. That is who we are. That is the source, the moral source, of America's authority”.
      How much has President Obama lived up to his own promises and those moral values?
      How could President Barak Obama and NATO Leaders morally justify their partnership with Human Rights Violators, Criminal Warlords and Mass Murders which is abhorrently against civilized values, in Afghanistan?
      We Afghans believe we have been made hostage to these wrong doers.
      This is how this war is turning into patriotism and struggle for freedom because US is partnering with most wrong doers.
      Some even political parties argue that the Warlords have laid down their arms and they are part of the system and have a role in the parliament and other state departments. So let the state to be built and then we would see.
      To answer them in regards to the Warlords having laid down arm is not right.
      As they have taken control of the whole army, police and the secret service and even the justice. They have turned all the security apparatus into promotion and protection of their own kingpins of drug mafia, kidnappings, land grabbing, gang rapings, killing innocent civilians, corruptions, wrong reporting to the US and NATO which end up in to mass killings of civilians or sent to Bagram and Guantanamo.
      To answer the issue of these warlords being part of the parliament.
      Again here they are not doing anything positive to the nation at present or the coming generations. All they do is do more crimes and corruption and carry on their old habits. As they pardoned themselves and have held the state hostage.
      This leads our children into the path of criminalization of the nation. Our children's role models are now these criminal warlords as they experience it all. They believe that the best way to come to top and get rich is to make a gang for;
      Drug dealings whether plantation, trafficking or production or protection or promotion.
      Use your gang to kidnap, rob, kill or land grab or force the corruption and get much richer.
      No fear factor as no one of them is being either questioned nor prosecuted, they are rather being protected, supported and financed by even the US and NATO.
      They watched and experienced it “Get to the parliament and pardon yourself!”
      In their innocent eyes the cycle is complete and they do not see anything stopping them. This is the false sense of security to believe that warlords, human rights violators and corrupt ones will change, no way, and it is as we in Pashto say deceiving yourselves. (Zdaan ghowlawana!)
      • Warning
      • New trends and our factual in the UK show that the new arrivals of Afghan young refugees have established Gangs called AV , ABB, BAB etc and have committed murders which was unknown of Afghans for the past 50 or odd years Afghans have lived here.
      In response to the state building with and by War/Druglords and Human Rights Violators.
      This is another false and wrong sense of security. As we ask that we had a state and what happened to that strong and big state after late Dr. Najib?
      It was the same Criminal War/Drug Lords and Human Rights Violators who betrayed their old USSR Masters and Dr. Najib.
      Who destroyed that state?
      It was the same criminal warlords, human rights violators and the traitors who destroyed our state and infrastructure. If you want to build a house and you need to use material for it, would you ever use or mix building material 25% with gun powder (75%)? Or if a building needs in total 200, 000 bricks, would you use in this building 50, 000 normal bricks with 150, 000 gunpowder brick? Never ever!
      It is illogical and immoral of the West to force our newborn babies (New Democracy and Democrat minded politicians) into the same cell full of and controlled by snakes, scorpions, spiders, alligators and crocodiles (Human Rights Violators and Warlords). Remember what they did to young politician Malalai Joyaa and some others. So how come you came to this conclusion.
      And it were the same Mass Murderers, Criminal Warlords and Human Rights Violator and Corrupt ones who expelled and damaged democratic Parties in the Wolesi Jerga recently.
      Even their recent crime against Afghan people was the corruption in the elections. They robbed the Afghan people of their votes.
      And even all the corrupt ones are protected at the highest level and anyone is against crimes and corruption gets kicked and all Afghan media is full of the Afghan sentiment that people are looking for alternative.
      Who committed this crime again?
      Very simple answer. War/Druglords and Human Rights violators and corrupt officials.
      If they are given power as they are running all the powerful pillars of the state they commit crimes and crimes against humanity that pushes my people to seek justice by taking up arms. Or if they are sidelined they fuel the insecurity and support terrorist and undermine the security and democracy and intimidate the right people.
      Stop this weak argument of compromise. Nine years proved otherwise. We cried from the day one that do not put poisonous and virus infected bandage on our wound!
      You ignored and failed us as the best alternative!
      All evils are committed by human rights violator, mass murderers and criminal warlords, whether in the state or out of it.
      So bringing them to justice is the answer and half job done.

      The other half is down to our neighbours Pakistan and Iran. (Wikileaks+other documents prove this)
      Some in the West argue that Pakistan is using the religion as policy tools because of the need to survive.
      We do not believe that survival with such tools is sustainable neither humane.
      It is neither moral nor civilized and even not humane to sustain and maintain the survival of your cloned child (Pakistan Army and ISI) by feeding him the heart and brain of naturally born babies (Afghans and Indians, and the rest of the world)! You are just creating a monster as you did it.
      Remember 7/7 bombings, Bali, Mumbai, Time Square, and other terrorist atrocities globally, and Gordon Browns statement about terrorism, who said that 75% of terrorist activities in Britain are coming from Pakistan.  
      This Is What We Want;
      1. Go to Pakistan and Iran and destroy the incubators of Al-Qaeda and terrorists! You will have saved the globe!
      2. Bring the WHMs (War/Druglords and Human Rights Violators and Mass murderers) to Justice and you have disarmed 90% of the Victims, paid and affected ones who are with the Taliban.
      3. Help Afghanistan with Development.
      If you are not listening to us then your behaviour is evolving to the one of OCCUPATION!
      What makes you different from OCCUPIERS AND OPPRESSORS?

      April 28, 2012 at 4:49 am | Reply
  7. Ahmad

    Karzai is a highly corrupt, unefficient president. He has sacrificed Afghan democracy, women's rights and Afghan developement with compromises with the terrorists. Karzai operates with nepostism, inefficiency and he never supports modernity for Afghanistan.

    April 27, 2012 at 5:58 pm | Reply
  8. Afghan

    We Want Independent Afghanistan ,Prosperious Afghanistan , Happy Develope Afghanistan Always

    We want Peace , Progress

    We Love Our Country Afghanistan

    April 27, 2012 at 4:09 pm | Reply
  9. abid khan

    Their speech is contradictory in itself because on one hand they are talking about democracy very proud fully but on the other hand by accomplishing their so called inspection mission they are bringing afghanistans sovereignty under question... if u guys pay 100 billion a year it doesnt mean that you would do anything u want to. Hillary is right in stopping this man.

    besides if mr congress man may know that the present conflict in afghanistan is getting bigger and bigger only because the pashtoon people that he wants to devalue are not happy with the current government and americana and northern alliance deeds and violence because if u can see only pashtoons standing their grounds.

    further discrimination with this tribe would mean calling defeat to yourselves.

    April 27, 2012 at 3:00 pm | Reply
  10. //////////

    Well of course he's "corrupt". Otherwise we wouldn't have installed him in the first place.

    Apparently, he's also manic-depressive and bi-polar as well. Nice work, CIA.

    April 27, 2012 at 1:56 pm | Reply
  11. byebye

    We should say goodbye to both Afghanistan and Afghan president Hamid Karzai. Let us withdraw all US personnel, money, and break off relations. Let us withdraw from the UN (people & money) and kick the UN off of us soil.

    April 27, 2012 at 12:35 pm | Reply
  12. JayBee

    as an american I'm sick of this war. What progress could be made by 2014? Our position here is worstening and its a little out of control. Instead of eliminating the enemy, the enemy is multiplying, we are creating more and more martyrs which will serve as the rallying cry for more and more fighters. Furthermore, they arent simply hired guns from outside of Afghanistan anymore. Many of these fighters are home grown Afghanis who are left with the choice, support ISAF and risk getting killed by both sides, or support Taliban and get to kill some American intruders. With all the horrible events happening lately related to the US military its becoming an easy choice for the Afghan people. We're just making more enemies.
    And Karzai may be curropt but ousting him wont fix anything. Corruption is simply the way things go in Afghanistan and it has been that way since before the Russians invaded. Give a Talib 2,000 dollars and he'll join the NA, give a NA member 2,000 dollars and hill be a towel waiving radical Talib in no time. The Taliban was all but conquered in roughly 2003. Now there numbers are rising, what does that tell you?

    April 27, 2012 at 11:37 am | Reply
    • JayBee

      Disclaimer: i have no facts or evidence to support anything i just said. But its ok because neither do any of you.

      April 27, 2012 at 11:39 am | Reply
    • Howard

      Dana Rohrabacher calling Hamid Karzai "a prima donna?" That's like the pot calling the kettle black.

      April 27, 2012 at 12:06 pm | Reply
  13. Dick Cheney

    No keep the war going...I need to make billions more on laundry and other services......

    April 27, 2012 at 11:34 am | Reply
  14. NorCalMojo

    I'll never understand the wisdom of putting Hillary in charge of the state department. Her biggest claim to fame is being a doormat for her husband. It looks like she has the same philosophy on foreign policy. Karzai has been walking all over us for years.

    April 27, 2012 at 10:18 am | Reply
  15. Reginald Hicastle

    We need Iraq's oil and a strong country like the US should take it.

    April 27, 2012 at 9:40 am | Reply
  16. Cindi

    Doesn't every country around the globe experience some sort of corruption ? Every country has their own laws and their own beliefs. And it surely doesn't matter what country you live in, there's always people complaining about their president. However, I do recall General McChrystal saying that President Karzai doesn't like the Taliban-–the Taliban had killed his father. Rohrabacher wants Congress to go to Afghanistan to make sure we are not wasting lives.........My own son can assure him that he has saved countless lives throughout Afghanistan, by every IED he found and disengaged. My son is sacrificing his own life, by his own choice, to save lives. My sons life would not be a wasted life.

    April 27, 2012 at 9:20 am | Reply
  17. duh

    wow, has the congressman and his sold-out cronies looked in the mirror?

    April 27, 2012 at 8:43 am | Reply
  18. abdul ahad

    finally US congressman found a good political lobby on Karzai's team! Now both sides of the game has instrument to put pressure on each other. Taliban is an instrument of Karzai and Northen alliance will be a logical tool for US to stop illogical planning and decision made by Karzia's team. I am sure USA cant use northern alliance to stop anti western ideology of Karzai and direct and urge him in a democraic government.

    April 27, 2012 at 5:19 am | Reply
    • abdul ahad

      sorry, it was spelling mistake, I meant to say the USA can use northern alliance, not "cant". thanks

      April 27, 2012 at 5:22 am | Reply
  19. Wais Afzal

    It is good to counter corruption ,but I think helping the Northern Alliance warlords is the worst thing an educated person like him can do. If he really is against corruption he should come up with a better idea rather than supporting a gang of criminals, corrupts, murderers, and human right violators.

    April 26, 2012 at 11:21 pm | Reply
    • abdul ahad

      Northern alliance showed and proved that they want peace, they dont want Taliban and thier useless Ideology, they should that they are honest to their say. they showed that they dont want to kill people just because of diffrent thinking! but see this kazai became completly Talib, an he cries when a brutual Talib is killed, but he become happey when one US or another foriagn soldier is killed.

      April 27, 2012 at 5:25 am | Reply
      • Smart

        U r so arrogant, speaking by your own. Northern alliance sold their mother (Afghanistan) and you are speaking of peace and being honest lolzzzzzzzzzzzz. By the way what do you recommend Mr. Honest, should the President order to continue killing the so called taliban as did the warlords in the containers.

        April 27, 2012 at 9:16 am |
  20. Adam

    Congresswoman just called a horse a horse. Karzai's position on NATO troops indicates he wants the good ol' days when the Taliban was in power, or he's naive enough to think that his corrupt Afghani forces can withstand a Taliban attack. Personally, I think it's the former.

    April 26, 2012 at 8:42 pm | Reply
  21. Maihan

    @Fahim Pashtoon Wardag! I am really impressed by your comprehensive comment which is very helpful to the anchor (interviewer) when he interviews somone on Afghanistan in the future. He either does not know anything about Afghanistan or is dictating someone's policies.

    April 26, 2012 at 8:29 pm | Reply
    • Fahim Pashtoon Wardag

      Dear Maihan,
      Thanks for your comments. This is the voice of victimized Afghan People. Please do support it and promote it and Nelson Mandela did for his people, Awakening the conscious of the World and challenging the politicians morally.

      April 27, 2012 at 1:31 pm | Reply
  22. afghan

    every single leader in afghanistan he met is a criminal, if it comes to that thn Taliban r 10 times better thn these warlords! Mr Congressman go back home and stop paying aids to Afghanistan pay that money to usa hungry people who rubs people on roads! everything happening is afghanistan is because of usa and russians n all those r involved in situations.....

    April 26, 2012 at 8:11 pm | Reply
  23. afghan

    this Congressman is taking the side of criminals who killed many afghans. why would a Congressman man come to afghanistan and choose for us who should be on power? go back off pay that money tp usa hungry ppl who has no money to buy food and rubbing banks and shops on the light day time!!! there r not in afg to help afg and spending that money fpr afghanistan! losers!

    April 26, 2012 at 8:02 pm | Reply
    • abdul ahad

      who did not kill during civil war in Afghanistan. Every one killed each other, but the sad story is that now Karzia want to do massacre and pull out other people except those who become docile to Talibanism idealogy!

      April 27, 2012 at 5:27 am | Reply
  24. scarf

    I wish Karzai would demand that the other 90,000 Americans in his country leave. Then he and America will both be happy.

    April 26, 2012 at 7:30 pm | Reply
  25. Abdul Baloch

    This is extremly disrespecful on the part of Karzai for not allowing this high level cogressional delegation to visit Afghanistan. This is outrageous. Karzai is a real Akhrot, (nut) pashtoon, he does not know what he is doing. He is playing with the fire. No wonder why theseTalibans are uncontrollable under Karzai regims. Afghan people must change this khardamag. Kaazai is opposed to his visit becuase he is so vocal against Pakistan's attrocities on Baloch people. Sham on Karzai.

    April 26, 2012 at 6:31 pm | Reply
    • Jawad Kherkwa

      Shame on yourself, Afghanistan is Karzai's country and its entirely his choice who to give permission to enter Afghanistan. You better think about Balochistan's independent, useless Panjabians leading you right now. Wake up, (Ghyraatee..!)

      April 27, 2012 at 7:48 pm | Reply
  26. Afghan

    another drama for dividing Afghanistan..i would request Us kindly get ur troops out of Afghanistan we don't need you money and help anymore...you are here to divide us and to kill us...just stay away of our country...

    April 26, 2012 at 6:05 pm | Reply
    • NorCalMojo

      Don't worry, we'll be gone soon and you can go back to killing your daughters for learning to read.

      Good luck with your basket case society.

      April 27, 2012 at 10:56 am | Reply
      • Jawad Kherkwa

        It's better that we kill them soon rather then shot dead by an US physico solder. & please don't pretend to be more civilized, u guys still marrying donkeys in 21st century. You might call that democracy but its stupidity.

        April 27, 2012 at 8:19 pm |
  27. Pete

    Just quit giving Karzai the foriegn aid he's expecting,like an ex wife waiting for her allimony check from her ex hubby,it becomes routine.Enough is enough,foriegn aid to countries who don't help us internationally,that should be over,ya get what ya give.Quit being the rich sugar daddy that never gets to score.If these countries don't put out something viable,then nothing will get paid.You have to work to get paid,foriegn aid most times benefits the prime ministers,presidents dictators, usually nobody below them benefit except in materials that the population needs thats essential like medication,housing supplies,goods like food that are always needed in undeveloped nations globally.We should be more picky at the countries we side with and more aware of the ones we don't.Foriegn affairs is much like life,keep your friends close and your enemies closer,just for safety sake.

    April 26, 2012 at 6:05 pm | Reply
  28. oldsoldier

    Karzai IS a Primadonna. I support the troops most definitely but not the idea of propping up this obviously corrupt jackass who has NO loyalty to anyone but himself. Karzai is a stain...he forgets who saved his life before this whole conflict started. Think SF...

    Karzai is just another Afghani/Pakistani grease spot who doesn't deserve freedom or liberty. He sure as heck doesn't fight for either of those principles.

    April 26, 2012 at 4:15 pm | Reply
    • Abdul Baloch

      Karzai has been part of Taliban in the past. He is not better than Taliban either, he is also an extremist. He is simply playing in the hands of Pakistani intelligence agencies. While living on American dollars and still has the nerve to not allow the American respectable congressmen in his country. He is real nut.

      April 26, 2012 at 6:40 pm | Reply
      • Cheifofintel

        He isn't nut, he is simply like a spoiled child; I want that I don't wanted it that way!

        April 27, 2012 at 9:38 am |
  29. obama leans into arm pit of russia to ask favour

    afghanistan flop of obama now has dems fighting each other, well at least the pres is not attacking our troops for the burning the koran screw up , that resulted in many american lives be attacked and lost. obama foreign policy is foreign to all of us .

    April 26, 2012 at 3:56 pm | Reply
    • Thor the Badass Thunder God

      You and your name are stupid

      April 26, 2012 at 4:22 pm | Reply
      • JayBee

        I agree on both counts. So many idiots out there looking at every item in foreign policy as a knock on Obama. The war in Afghanistan and in any other insurgency is a lose-lose situation. And Obama has done a fine job considering he is essentially following the script that was layed down long ago. What would a republican president do that could make this war miraculously better with unicorns and ferries flying around? nothing. this war sucks. Obama is trying to minimize the damage which is the only effective strategy right now.

        April 27, 2012 at 11:01 am |
  30. Fahim Pashtoon Wardag

    We support Congressman Dana Rohrabacher's call for investigations into the corruptions in Afghanistan but that is the secondary part of the solution. For Afghans it's the Crimes Against Humanity, Mass Murders, Warlordism and Terrorism that Matters;
    Afghans’ Voice Must Be Heard by the Whole Humanity!
    NO PROUD BRITISH/EU OR US CITIZENS WOULD EVER ALLOW TIMOTHY MCVEIGHS, ANDERS BEHRING BREIVI,DR HAROLD SHIPMANS, KARADICS, IAN HUNTLEYS AND SIDIQUE KHANS TO BE IMPORTED AND IMPOSED INTO THE BRITISH OR EU PARLIAMENTS OR THE US CONGRESS OR SENATE !
    WHY IS SUCH IMPOSED ON AFGHAN PEOPLE?
    We Afghans feel deeply frustrated as we have been made hostage to the wrong doers.
    In principal we want the US and NATO Troops to eventually leave but before they leave they must listen to us and correct the wrongs and finish their duty. 
    Say if tomorrow birds and chicken start speaking and then start crying and screaming about the pain they feel when we human beings kill them and eat them.
    And call us “O’ Human beings please do not kill us!
    We want to live.
    We have babies!
    We have feelings and love each other!
    We feel the greatest pain while you kill us!
    And we get this new phenomenon on the media every day.
    Which human being would dare to kill them forget about eating their flesh?
    Why have we Afghans being subjected to atrocities of the Warlords and Human Rights Violators and all this war machineries and killings?
    Why are we being bombed mercilessly?
    Why our children are being exploited and brainwashed by Pakistan, Iran and some Arabs to become suicide bombers?
    Why have we been left at the mercy of corrupt officials?
    Why are we not being heard! O’ Human beings!
    We are not birds! We are exactly like You All.
    We ask again that why have we been subjected to the atrocities and abuses, corruption and evil well, and free devil hand of the WHMs ( criminal war/drug lords and Human rights violators and Mass murderers?
    The Wikileaks and numerous other documents prove that Afghans have been made hostage to the wrong doers and wrong doings!
    We were being constantly told by our Western so called friends to move forwards and forget about the past. But these eight years proved otherwise!
    With hindsight, even the West is accepting the blunders of using warlords against Taliban for military purpose, why were the WHMs (Criminal War/Druglords, Human Rights Violators and Mass Murderers+ Corrupt Officials) or their accomplices allowed or even supported to take control of Afghan politics in the first place?
    Why does it still continue?
    We will remind them of Socrates everlasting statement the “wrong doing and not being punished for wrong doing are the worst of all evils.” (Plato, Gorgias p76).
    We strongly believe that ignoring the wrong doers, War/Druglords, the human rights violators and mass murderers, leaving them unpunished and making them rulers is the mother of the worst and greatest of all evils in Afghanistan.
    And you cannot move an inch without JUSTICE! Otherwise you oscillate evil!
    President Barak Obama in his speech on 02-12-2009 said “We have no interest in occupying your country. We will support efforts by the Afghan government to open the door to those Taliban who abandon violence and respect the human rights of their fellow citizens. And we will seek a partnership with Afghanistan grounded in mutual respect - to isolate those who destroy; to strengthen those who build; to hasten the day when our troops will leave; and to forge a lasting friendship in which America is your partner, and never your patron”.
    And then he said “ And we must make it clear to every man, woman and child around the world who lives under the dark cloud of tyranny that America will speak out on behalf of their human rights, and tend to the light of freedom and justice and opportunity and respect for the dignity of all peoples. That is who we are. That is the source, the moral source, of America's authority”.
    How much has President Obama lived up to his own promises and those moral values?
    How could President Barak Obama and NATO Leaders morally justify their partnership with Human Rights Violators, Criminal Warlords and Mass Murders which is abhorrently against civilized values, in Afghanistan?
    We Afghans believe we have been made hostage to these wrong doers.
    This is how this war is turning into patriotism and struggle for freedom because US is partnering with most wrong doers.
    Some even political parties argue that the Warlords have laid down their arms and they are part of the system and have a role in the parliament and other state departments. So let the state to be built and then we would see.
    To answer them in regards to the Warlords having laid down arm is not right.
    As they have taken control of the whole army, police and the secret service and even the justice. They have turned all the security apparatus into promotion and protection of their own kingpins of drug mafia, kidnappings, land grabbing, gang rapings, killing innocent civilians, corruptions, wrong reporting to the US and NATO which end up in to mass killings of civilians or sent to Bagram and Guantanamo.
    To answer the issue of these warlords being part of the parliament.
    Again here they are not doing anything positive to the nation at present or the coming generations. All they do is do more crimes and corruption and carry on their old habits. As they pardoned themselves and have held the state hostage.
    This leads our children into the path of criminalization of the nation. Our children's role models are now these criminal warlords as they experience it all. They believe that the best way to come to top and get rich is to make a gang for;
    Drug dealings whether plantation, trafficking or production or protection or promotion.
    Use your gang to kidnap, rob, kill or land grab or force the corruption and get much richer.
    No fear factor as no one of them is being either questioned nor prosecuted, they are rather being protected, supported and financed by even the US and NATO.
    They watched and experienced it “Get to the parliament and pardon yourself!”
    In their innocent eyes the cycle is complete and they do not see anything stopping them. This is the false sense of security to believe that warlords, human rights violators and corrupt ones will change, no way, and it is as we in Pashto say deceiving yourselves. (Zdaan ghowlawana!)
    • Warning
    • New trends and our factual in the UK show that the new arrivals of Afghan young refugees have established Gangs called AV , ABB, BAB etc and have committed murders which was unknown of Afghans for the past 50 or odd years Afghans have lived here.
    In response to the state building with and by War/Druglords and Human Rights Violators.
    This is another false and wrong sense of security. As we ask that we had a state and what happened to that strong and big state after late Dr. Najib?
    It was the same Criminal War/Drug Lords and Human Rights Violators who betrayed their old USSR Masters and Dr. Najib.
    Who destroyed that state?
    It was the same criminal warlords, human rights violators and the traitors who destroyed our state and infrastructure. If you want to build a house and you need to use material for it, would you ever use or mix building material 25% with gun powder (75%)? Or if a building needs in total 200, 000 bricks, would you use in this building 50, 000 normal bricks with 150, 000 gunpowder brick? Never ever!
    It is illogical and immoral of the West to force our newborn babies (New Democracy and Democrat minded politicians) into the same cell full of and controlled by snakes, scorpions, spiders, alligators and crocodiles (Human Rights Violators and Warlords). Remember what they did to young politician Malalai Joyaa and some others. So how come you came to this conclusion.
    And it were the same Mass Murderers, Criminal Warlords and Human Rights Violator and Corrupt ones who expelled and damaged democratic Parties in the Wolesi Jerga recently.
    Even their recent crime against Afghan people was the corruption in the elections. They robbed the Afghan people of their votes.
    And even all the corrupt ones are protected at the highest level and anyone is against crimes and corruption gets kicked and all Afghan media is full of the Afghan sentiment that people are looking for alternative.
    Who committed this crime again?
    Very simple answer. War/Druglords and Human Rights violators and corrupt officials.
    If they are given power as they are running all the powerful pillars of the state they commit crimes and crimes against humanity that pushes my people to seek justice by taking up arms. Or if they are sidelined they fuel the insecurity and support terrorist and undermine the security and democracy and intimidate the right people.
    Stop this weak argument of compromise. Nine years proved otherwise. We cried from the day one that do not put poisonous and virus infected bandage on our wound!
    You ignored and failed us as the best alternative!
    All evils are committed by human rights violator, mass murderers and criminal warlords, whether in the state or out of it.
    So bringing them to justice is the answer and half job done.

    The other half is down to our neighbours Pakistan and Iran. (Wikileaks+other documents prove this)
    Some in the West argue that Pakistan is using the religion as policy tools because of the need to survive.
    We do not believe that survival with such tools is sustainable neither humane.
    It is neither moral nor civilized and even not humane to sustain and maintain the survival of your cloned child (Pakistan Army and ISI) by feeding him the heart and brain of naturally born babies (Afghans and Indians, and the rest of the world)! You are just creating a monster as you did it.
    Remember 7/7 bombings, Bali, Mumbai, Time Square, and other terrorist atrocities globally, and Gordon Browns statement about terrorism, who said that 75% of terrorist activities in Britain are coming from Pakistan.  
    This Is What We Want;
    1. Go to Pakistan and Iran and destroy the incubators of Al-Qaeda and terrorists! You will have saved the globe!
    2. Bring the WHMs (War/Druglords and Human Rights Violators and Mass murderers) to Justice and you have disarmed 90% of the Victims, paid and affected ones who are with the Taliban.
    3. Help Afghanistan with Development.
    If you are not listening to us then your behaviour is evolving to the one of OCCUPATION!
    What makes you different from OCCUPIERS AND OPPRESSORS?

    April 26, 2012 at 3:41 pm | Reply
    • Abdul Baloch

      I am completely in consus with Mr. Wardag that until Pakistan is brougtht to the book, there will be no peace in the region. Pakistan is the bastion of breeding these islamic terrorists and use them as a proxy to distablize the neighboring countries as a state policy for the last four decades . In order to bring peace and tranquality in the region, the America must tackle Pakistan and it's nuisance army first. Otherwise, there would be no peace in the region in particular, and in the world in general.

      April 26, 2012 at 6:57 pm | Reply
      • JayBee

        You are exactly right, except for the war part with the Pakistani military. That would be a huge and horrible war that would do far more harm then good, it would create more enemies for U.S. and further assist in uniting islamic fundamentalist terrorists for a common cause.

        April 27, 2012 at 9:16 am |
    • abdul ahad

      Mr, wardak you should be a shame of your Pashtons, they created problem for this destroyed land since three handred years back. Please go and stop brutality among your ethnic group.

      April 27, 2012 at 5:30 am | Reply
      • Smart

        II feel pity on you, despite of being educated you are more naive than an illiterate person.

        April 27, 2012 at 9:19 am |
      • Fahim Pashtoon Wardag

        OMG. This is wholly fascistic and racist statement made by this sick man. Your filthy statement must not be allowed here. You are totally wrong by not reading the moral issue here. CNN must stop such sick and immoral ones like you. I challenge you morally as well to the case I have made against crimes, human rights violations, mass murders and terrorism that is being committed against my people, Afghans, if you are not with my victimized people.

        April 27, 2012 at 1:02 pm |
    • Cheifofintel

      I didn't read it as your name(Wardak!) says it all. lolz

      April 27, 2012 at 9:42 am | Reply
      • Fahim Pashtoon Wardag

        This Abdul Ahad is so sick and mentally anti humanity and Pashtoons; OMG. This is wholly fascistic and racist statement made by this sick man. Your filthy statement must not be allowed here. You are totally wrong by not reading the moral issue here. CNN must stop such sick and immoral ones like you. I challenge you morally as well to the case I have made against crimes, human rights violations, mass murders and terrorism that is being committed against my people, Afghans, if you are not with my victimized people.
        And his illness has made him so blind that he cannot write my name correctly.

        April 28, 2012 at 5:09 am |
  31. Rajiv Shaw

    Why do we allow persistent troublemakers to travel abroad and represent us?

    April 26, 2012 at 3:19 pm | Reply
  32. wrfgdf

    Dana had to fly coach. I weep a river of empathy.

    April 26, 2012 at 3:16 pm | Reply
  33. Catherine

    With the comments made, is there little question on why there was a disinvite?? So the Tea Partiers can spend the bucks to go to Afghanistan, but the reject spending money on needed causes in the U.S.? That was a totally useless trip.

    April 26, 2012 at 1:42 pm | Reply
    • Get it right next time

      ... and yours was a totally useless and inaccurate comment. Take your meds and read the article again.

      April 26, 2012 at 2:53 pm | Reply
    • TheThinker

      @Catherine.... yours is the most useless post of 2012. Absolutely devoid of any pertainent facts, and irrelevant to the article.

      April 26, 2012 at 4:36 pm | Reply
  34. Ant928

    I like this guy...oh and @CA Liberal...is "dingus" better or worse than being a "poopiehead"? Strong words man...strong words...

    April 26, 2012 at 12:20 pm | Reply
  35. CA Liberal

    Rohrabacher is a trouble making dingus, but I have to agree with him on this. Karzai is a corrupt prima donna.

    April 26, 2012 at 11:43 am | Reply
    • Fahim Pashtoon Wardag

      We support Congressman Dana Rohrabacher's call for investigations into the corruptions in Afghanistan but that is the secondary part of the solution. For Afghans it's the Crimes Against Humanity, Mass Murders, Warlordism and Terrorism that Matters;
      Afghans’ Voice Must Be Heard by the Whole Humanity!
      NO PROUD BRITISH/EU OR US CITIZENS WOULD EVER ALLOW TIMOTHY MCVEIGHS, ANDERS BEHRING BREIVIK, DR HAROLD SHIPMANS, KARADICS, IAN HUNTLEYS AND SIDIQUE KHANS TO BE IMPORTED AND IMPOSED INTO THE BRITISH OR EU PARLIAMENTS OR THE US CONGRESS OR SENATE !
      WHY IS SUCH IMPOSED ON AFGHAN PEOPLE?
      We Afghans feel deeply frustrated as we have been made hostage to the wrong doers.
      In principal we want the US and NATO Troops to eventually leave but before they leave they must listen to us and correct the wrongs and finish their duty. 
      Say if tomorrow birds and chicken start speaking and then start crying and screaming about the pain they feel when we human beings kill them and eat them.
      And call us “O’ Human beings please do not kill us!
      We want to live.
      We have babies!
      We have feelings and love each other!
      We feel the greatest pain while you kill us!
      And we get this new phenomenon on the media every day.
      Which human being would dare to kill them forget about eating their flesh?
      Why have we Afghans being subjected to atrocities of the Warlords and Human Rights Violators and all this war machineries and killings?
      Why are we being bombed mercilessly?
      Why our children are being exploited and brainwashed by Pakistan, Iran and some Arabs to become suicide bombers?
      Why have we been left at the mercy of corrupt officials?
      Why are we not being heard! O’ Human beings!
      We are not birds! We are exactly like You All.
      We ask again that why have we been subjected to the atrocities and abuses, corruption and evil well, and free devil hand of the WHMs ( criminal war/drug lords and Human rights violators and Mass murderers?
      The Wikileaks and numerous other documents prove that Afghans have been made hostage to the wrong doers and wrong doings!
      We were being constantly told by our Western so called friends to move forwards and forget about the past. But these eight years proved otherwise!
      With hindsight, even the West is accepting the blunders of using warlords against Taliban for military purpose, why were the WHMs (Criminal War/Druglords, Human Rights Violators and Mass Murderers+ Corrupt Officials) or their accomplices allowed or even supported to take control of Afghan politics in the first place?
      Why does it still continue?
      We will remind them of Socrates everlasting statement the “wrong doing and not being punished for wrong doing are the worst of all evils.” (Plato, Gorgias p76).
      We strongly believe that ignoring the wrong doers, War/Druglords, the human rights violators and mass murderers, leaving them unpunished and making them rulers is the mother of the worst and greatest of all evils in Afghanistan.
      And you cannot move an inch without JUSTICE! Otherwise you oscillate evil!
      President Barak Obama in his speech on 02-12-2009 said “We have no interest in occupying your country. We will support efforts by the Afghan government to open the door to those Taliban who abandon violence and respect the human rights of their fellow citizens. And we will seek a partnership with Afghanistan grounded in mutual respect - to isolate those who destroy; to strengthen those who build; to hasten the day when our troops will leave; and to forge a lasting friendship in which America is your partner, and never your patron”.
      And then he said “ And we must make it clear to every man, woman and child around the world who lives under the dark cloud of tyranny that America will speak out on behalf of their human rights, and tend to the light of freedom and justice and opportunity and respect for the dignity of all peoples. That is who we are. That is the source, the moral source, of America's authority”.
      How much has President Obama lived up to his own promises and those moral values?
      How could President Barak Obama and NATO Leaders morally justify their partnership with Human Rights Violators, Criminal Warlords and Mass Murders which is abhorrently against civilized values, in Afghanistan?
      We Afghans believe we have been made hostage to these wrong doers.
      This is how this war is turning into patriotism and struggle for freedom because US is partnering with most wrong doers.
      Some even political parties argue that the Warlords have laid down their arms and they are part of the system and have a role in the parliament and other state departments. So let the state to be built and then we would see.
      To answer them in regards to the Warlords having laid down arm is not right.
      As they have taken control of the whole army, police and the secret service and even the justice. They have turned all the security apparatus into promotion and protection of their own kingpins of drug mafia, kidnappings, land grabbing, gang rapings, killing innocent civilians, corruptions, wrong reporting to the US and NATO which end up in to mass killings of civilians or sent to Bagram and Guantanamo.
      To answer the issue of these warlords being part of the parliament.
      Again here they are not doing anything positive to the nation at present or the coming generations. All they do is do more crimes and corruption and carry on their old habits. As they pardoned themselves and have held the state hostage.
      This leads our children into the path of criminalization of the nation. Our children's role models are now these criminal warlords as they experience it all. They believe that the best way to come to top and get rich is to make a gang for;
      Drug dealings whether plantation, trafficking or production or protection or promotion.
      Use your gang to kidnap, rob, kill or land grab or force the corruption and get much richer.
      No fear factor as no one of them is being either questioned nor prosecuted, they are rather being protected, supported and financed by even the US and NATO.
      They watched and experienced it “Get to the parliament and pardon yourself!”
      In their innocent eyes the cycle is complete and they do not see anything stopping them. This is the false sense of security to believe that warlords, human rights violators and corrupt ones will change, no way, and it is as we in Pashto say deceiving yourselves. (Zdaan ghowlawana!)
      • Warning
      • New trends and our factual in the UK show that the new arrivals of Afghan young refugees have established Gangs called AV , ABB, BAB etc and have committed murders which was unknown of Afghans for the past 50 or odd years Afghans have lived here.
      In response to the state building with and by War/Druglords and Human Rights Violators.
      This is another false and wrong sense of security. As we ask that we had a state and what happened to that strong and big state after late Dr. Najib?
      It was the same Criminal War/Drug Lords and Human Rights Violators who betrayed their old USSR Masters and Dr. Najib.
      Who destroyed that state?
      It was the same criminal warlords, human rights violators and the traitors who destroyed our state and infrastructure. If you want to build a house and you need to use material for it, would you ever use or mix building material 25% with gun powder (75%)? Or if a building needs in total 200, 000 bricks, would you use in this building 50, 000 normal bricks with 150, 000 gunpowder brick? Never ever!
      It is illogical and immoral of the West to force our newborn babies (New Democracy and Democrat minded politicians) into the same cell full of and controlled by snakes, scorpions, spiders, alligators and crocodiles (Human Rights Violators and Warlords). Remember what they did to young politician Malalai Joyaa and some others. So how come you came to this conclusion.
      And it were the same Mass Murderers, Criminal Warlords and Human Rights Violator and Corrupt ones who expelled and damaged democratic Parties in the Wolesi Jerga recently.
      Even their recent crime against Afghan people was the corruption in the elections. They robbed the Afghan people of their votes.
      And even all the corrupt ones are protected at the highest level and anyone is against crimes and corruption gets kicked and all Afghan media is full of the Afghan sentiment that people are looking for alternative.
      Who committed this crime again?
      Very simple answer. War/Druglords and Human Rights violators and corrupt officials.
      If they are given power as they are running all the powerful pillars of the state they commit crimes and crimes against humanity that pushes my people to seek justice by taking up arms. Or if they are sidelined they fuel the insecurity and support terrorist and undermine the security and democracy and intimidate the right people.
      Stop this weak argument of compromise. Nine years proved otherwise. We cried from the day one that do not put poisonous and virus infected bandage on our wound!
      You ignored and failed us as the best alternative!
      All evils are committed by human rights violator, mass murderers and criminal warlords, whether in the state or out of it.
      So bringing them to justice is the answer and half job done.

      The other half is down to our neighbours Pakistan and Iran. (Wikileaks+other documents prove this)
      Some in the West argue that Pakistan is using the religion as policy tools because of the need to survive.
      We do not believe that survival with such tools is sustainable neither humane.
      It is neither moral nor civilized and even not humane to sustain and maintain the survival of your cloned child (Pakistan Army and ISI) by feeding him the heart and brain of naturally born babies (Afghans and Indians, and the rest of the world)! You are just creating a monster as you did it.
      Remember 7/7 bombings, Bali, Mumbai, Time Square, and other terrorist atrocities globally, and Gordon Browns statement about terrorism, who said that 75% of terrorist activities in Britain are coming from Pakistan.  
      This Is What We Want;
      1. Go to Pakistan and Iran and destroy the incubators of Al-Qaeda and terrorists! You will have saved the globe!
      2. Bring the WHMs (War/Druglords and Human Rights Violators and Mass murderers) to Justice and you have disarmed 90% of the Victims, paid and affected ones who are with the Taliban.
      3. Help Afghanistan with Development.
      If you are not listening to us then your behaviour is evolving to the one of OCCUPATION!
      What makes you different from OCCUPIERS AND OPPRESSORS?

      April 26, 2012 at 3:54 pm | Reply
      • JayBee

        I think that if Ahmad Shah Masood werent killed just days before 9/11 the world might be a different place. Pashtun is from the south correct? In fact many Talib's are pashtun if i'm not mistaken (i mean no offense to you). But i'm just curious what you think about what Afghanistan might be like if Masood were still alive. If i'm not mistaken many NA members early in the war were very unhappy with the decision to put Karzai into power. He was a war lord who fought against that Talib's but wasnt technically part of the nothern alliance. (i think his zone was south of Kabul.)

        I wonder if Masood would have been in power had he not been assassinated. I like to think that Afghanistan would have been able to unite under Massood who was a peaceful and very intellectual man. However the ethnic divisions within afghanistan, southern tajikstan and northern pakistan wouldve made any union very difficult within Afghan.

        April 27, 2012 at 9:10 am |
      • Fahim Pashtoon Wardag

        Dear Jaybee, Thanks for enquiring about late Ahmad Shah Massood. read this document for yourself. Massood was one of those powerful warlords during his warlordism he is one of those who destroyed and ruined Afghanistan and committed mass murders and gross human rights violations and my young 17 year old brother was killed and my house looted so many other close and distant relatives killed, raped, burned, dead danced, and their heads nailed and this happened to tens of thousands of other Afghans in the 1990s.
        Read this article for your information;
        http://www.hrw.org/reports/2005/07/06/blood-stained-hands-0
        These are the crimes, human rights violations and mass murders committed only between 1992-1996. Now imagine the past 35 years.
        My victimized people and I have every reason to be against all Warlords, Human rights violators, mass murderers and terrorists and want their trial either at the Hague or another international court of justice because they have never been good for either humanity or Afghanistan not a single of them including Massood. And this is how we have morally challenged the US and Nato leaders for allying with them.

        April 27, 2012 at 1:23 pm |
  36. Nelson

    The latest is America will support Karzai and Afghanistan for 10 more years of funding under a signed document.
    Anyone want to asist printing this money when you get off work?

    April 26, 2012 at 11:21 am | Reply
  37. buffalo

    Not one more day; not one more penny. "Corrupt prima donna". Sounds like most of Congress. Get out of this sinkhole...NOW.

    April 26, 2012 at 11:12 am | Reply
  38. Hahahahahaha

    Just telling it like it is!!!!!! Hahahahahaha

    April 26, 2012 at 10:47 am | Reply
  39. michaelfury

    http://michaelfury.wordpress.com/2011/06/12/just-say-no/

    April 26, 2012 at 9:53 am | Reply
    • shivadass

      http://freeuntodeath.wordpress.com/

      http://freeuntodeath.wordpress.com/

      April 26, 2012 at 11:54 am | Reply

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