May 12th, 2010
11:59 AM ET
12 years ago

Obama reaffirms U.S. partnership with Afghan government

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama said Wednesday that the United States is committed to a "stable, strong, and prosperous" Afghanistan.

He said there is "no denying the progress that the Afghan people have made in recent years," but also said the country still faces major challenges, including "a brutal insurgency."

The U.S. and Afghan governments have reaffirmed their intention to "disrupt, dismantle, and defeat" al Qaeda and its allies, the president said, and noted that U.S. military forces have regained the momentum in Afghanistan.

Obama made his remarks while meeting with Afghan President Hamid Karzai at the White House, one day after the Afghan leader met with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as part of a series of high-level discussions regarding the U.S. mission in Afghanistan.

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soundoff (3 Responses)
  1. Sarah the baby seal basher

    This mission should have been completed years ago if Bush had kept his eye on the ball instead of making billions for Cheney.

    May 12, 2010 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  2. ART

    Just another mess left for President Obama to fix. Is some one keeping score just how badly the republicans screwed things up?

    May 12, 2010 01:22 pm at 1:22 pm |
  3. Pkm

    Mr president the way you are talking it sounds to make just like vietnam we need the draft that is where we are heading

    May 12, 2010 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |