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Afghans praise Karzai for rejecting Obama’s invitation to meet him in Bagram

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Ahmad Shah Ghanizada
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Ahmadshah Ghanizada is the deputy editor in chief for The Khaama Press Agency who manages and overlooks the English edition.

downloadPresident Hamid Karzai was praised by Afghans for rejecting the invitation by President Barack Obama to meet him in Bagram air base.

A last-minute invitation was sent to President Karzai to come to Bagram air base as Obama arrived to Afghanistan on Sunday following an unannounced visit to meet with the US troops.

White House officials said, “We did offer him the opportunity to come to Bagram, but we’re not surprised that it didn’t work on short notice.”

ARG Presidential Palace following a statement said an invitation was sent from the US embassy in Kabul for President Hamid Karzai to visit Bagram airfield and meet with President Obama.

Karzai quoted in the statement said he would be pleased to welcome President Barack Obama in Presidential Palace in Kabul. However, he said he has no intention to visit Bagram airfield to meet President Obama.

In the meantime, Abdullah Abdullah, one of the leading candidates in Afghanistan’s presidential race, said the decision by President Karzai not to go to Bagram was “respectful to the people of Afghanistan.”

Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, one of the other leading candidates, told Wall Street Journal in an interview that he wasn’t privy to the security discussions surrounding Mr. Obama’s visit.

Some Afghans saw the episode as a deliberate snub and said the U.S. leader didn’t respect diplomatic protocol.

Ghani said, “We do understand security concerns, but adhering to protocol helps cementing relationships.”

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3 COMMENTS

  1. Didn’t respect diplomatic protocol? Are you really serious? This was not a matter of protocol but rather security. There was no guarantee that an Afghan suicide bomber would not strike if President Obama came to Kabul. I have never dealt with a more ungrateful nation in my entire life than I have with Afghanistan. Politics aside, the average coalition member and the average Afghan all want the smae thing. Peace and prosperity for Afghanistan yet Afghans publicly display their dislike for the very force that saved their country from reverting to the Stone Age. Please notify me when Afghanistan is ready to join the modern world or reality.

    • Well George, dont forget that you are giving sacrifice for Afghanistan. If you check news every day at least 7 ANA officers are killed by ISI baked taliban and we have repeated this that if you want to win this war then stop supporting it by giving billions in aid to pakistan army. Now these soldiers fight here for Afghans to live in peace as well as americans to live in peace in LA, NY and WA and so on.
      If you want to be respected then learn how to gain it, we never apprecaite a selfish act/person be it US president or an oridnary man.
      Your self claimed dictator president never learnt the diplomacy and you know what Mr Karzia knows how to piss him off!

  2. Well George, dont forget that you are giving sacrifice for Afghanistan. If you check news every day at least 7 ANA officers are killed by ISI baked taliban and we have repeated this that if you want to win this war then stop supporting it by giving billions in aid to pakistan army. Now these soldiers fight here for Afghans to live in peace as well as americans to live in peace in LA, NY and WA and so on.
    If you want to be respected then learn how to gain it, we never apprecaite a selfish act/person be it US president or an oridnary man.
    Your self claimed dictator president never learnt the diplomacy and you know what Mr Karzia knows how to piss him off!

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