February 21st, 2009
10:30 AM ET
14 years ago

Karzai, Pelosi talk counter-terrorism, reconstruction

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/02/21/art.nancypelosi.gi.jpg caption="House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told Afghanistan's President Karzai that there needs to be a "new stragey" in the country."]

KABUL, Afghanistan (CNN) - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told Afghan President Hamid Karzai America's "new strategy" in Afghanistan will focus on reconstructing the war-battered country and maintaining strong counter-terrorism measures, his office said.

Karzai's office passed along a statement with details of a meeting Saturday between Karzai and a Pelosi-led congressional delegation visiting Afghanistan.

Both sides discussed bilateral relations, counter-terrorism strategy, Afghan-U.S. bilateral relations, counter-terrorism strategy, economic improvements, and America's long-term security commitment to the country.

"Ms. Pelosi during the meeting said that the process of democracy in Afghanistan was on the right track and she assured President Karzai that the new American strategy for Afghanistan, which also has the views of the Afghan government included, will consider every necessary measure for a better coordination of the counter-terrorism effort in the region and have achievable goals.

"Ms. Pelosi also reaffirmed her country's continued commitment to the reconstruction process in Afghanistan and said that the new strategy would concentrate on reconstruction efforts in Afghanistan as well."

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soundoff (33 Responses)
  1. Cecilia

    Comment by fearful for my country
    I think you meant San Francisco, she does not represent the entire State of California. Those who voted for Obama actually voted for botox Pelosi. She is the one running the show in DC, not Obama...

    February 21, 2009 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  2. Lilarose, Bandon, Oregon

    Pat, Nancy Pelosi is not a member of Obama's cabinet.

    She is Speaker of the House–the House is a branch of Congress. You should know this from school.

    Obama has been in office for a few WEEKS. If you want to see change, come back in a couple of years.

    This process is not like a one-hour TV show, CHILDREN!

    Grow up!

    February 21, 2009 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  3. Hammer

    Pelosi is one of three biggest threats to the American public today. You know who the other two are.

    February 21, 2009 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  4. ib

    Nothing like having our tax dollars pay for an overseas vacation for Pukeosi. Who is president in this country now Obama or Puke woman. Evidently she thinks she is; Obama needs to sit down on her and put her in her place or better still send her back to Calif. This country would be better off without her.

    February 21, 2009 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  5. Central Scruitinizer

    And the war goes on..... its been a whole month since Obama has taken over from the WORST 8 YEARS OF LEADERSHIP this country, and possibly the world, has ever seen. Lend POTUS Obama your magic wand........

    February 21, 2009 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  6. 911willie

    Sure glad we are paying for Pelosi's world tour.

    What a waist of taxpayer Money

    February 21, 2009 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  7. survivor

    What are we dealing with do you know or really care? Pelosi is doing her job I quit the ugly comments and look in your mirror what are you doing for your country? Tearing it down?

    February 22, 2009 10:02 am at 10:02 am |
  8. gina

    The good news: these comments bring to the forefront some blatantly sexist ideology ("someone needs to shut-her-up/sit-on-her/banish-her/etc). The bad news: some people don't question why they feel entitled to can speak for everyone, even though they now find themselves in the minority. This IS the REAL AMERICA and Pelosi, McCain, Limbaugh, Moyers, Bush, Clinton, Rove, Obama, and YOU are all part of it. Get over it! "Your revolution is over. The Bums lost!"

    February 22, 2009 07:44 pm at 7:44 pm |
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