Karzai To Bush: Don't Forget Me

As the U.S. prepares to shift its war against terror to Iraq, one former beneficiary of U.S. military might is worried that he might be forgotten. Afghan President Hamid Karzai will meet with President Bush in Washington this week, seeking assurances, his aides say, that even if the U.S. gets mired in Iraq, it will not pull back from its unfinished war in Afghanistan. For now, 9,000 U.S. troops remain on the ground in Afghanistan, and Karzai will probably lobby to keep them there for at least two more years. The White House seems ready to agree. A Karzai aide says...

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