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Afghanistan's Karzai Angry At U.S. Government

Afghan President Afghanistan Hamid Karzai denounced what he called an insufficient U.S. focus on targeting Taliban sanctuaries in Pakistan.
Afghan President Afghanistan Hamid Karzai denounced what he called an insufficient U.S. focus on targeting Taliban sanctuaries in Pakistan.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai has expressed "extreme anger" toward the U.S. government, saying that the 12-year war in Afghanistan was not waged with his country's interests in mind.

"Afghans died in a war that's not ours," Karzai said in the interview published Sunday in "The Washington Post."

The Afghan president was quoted as saying he was certain the war was "for the U.S. security and for the Western interest."

Karzai also denounced what he called an insufficient U.S. focus on targeting Taliban sanctuaries in Pakistan.

The interview was conducted in Karzai's office late on March 1, a month before an election to pick his successor and ahead of the withdrawal of most NATO-led troops from Afghanistan by the end of 2014.

Based on reporting by "The Washington Post"

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