Karzai on The Dangers He Faces

Afghan President Hamid Karzai talked with TIME's Tim McGirk and Michael Ware in Kabul:

TIME: How do you intend to crack down on the power of regional warlords?

KARZAI: The demands of the Afghans are very straightforward. They want disarmament and the removal of warlords, they want corruption to end, and they want the emergence of an efficient, streamlined, coherent government. And for that, we need reforms.

TIME: What would happen if coalition forces pulled out?

KARZAI: It wouldn't be wise or right. Afghanistan is not yet capable of standing on its own feet, of defending or sustaining itself. We have...

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