The former Afghan President Hamid Karzai strongly reacted to recent remarks of President Donald Trump, emphasizing that the remarks reflect the internal thoughts of the U.S. leadership demonstrating lack of respect to the lives of the people and human dignity.
The Office of the Former President in a statement said the United States used its largest non-nuclear bomb in the Afghan soil and demonstrated the lack of good faith to the Afghan people, sovereignty of Afghanistan and humanitarian values.
The statement further added that the Afghan people have long been expressing concerns regarding the secret deals with Pakistan, particularly after the launch of peace process.
Furthermore, Karzai the recent remarks of Donald Trump in the presence of the Pakistani Prime Minister proves that the concerns of the Afghan people were justified.
Speaking during a press conference with the Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan in Washington, Trump said “I have plans on Afghanistan that, if I wanted to win that war, Afghanistan would be wiped off the face of the Earth. It would be gone. It would be over in — literally, in 10 days. And I don’t want to do — I don’t want to go that route.”
However, he said “So we’re working with Pakistan and others to extricate ourselves. Nor do we want to be policemen, because basically we’re policemen right now. And we’re not supposed to be policemen. We’ve been there — we’ve been there for 19 years, in Afghanistan. It’s ridiculous.”
He also added “And I think Pakistan helps us with that because we don’t want to stay as policemen. But if we wanted to, we could win that war. I have a plan that would win that war in a very short period of time. You understand that better than anybody.”