May 21st, 2012
06:23 PM ET
11 years ago

Karzai: I will not let congressman into Afghanistan

(CNN) - If Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-California, an influential member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, is looking for a country to visit as a member of a congressional delegation, he can cross Afghanistan off his list.

Afghan President Hamid Karzai and Rohrabacher have been at loggerheads over the congressman's push for a more decentralized Afghan government. Asked by CNN's Wolf Blitzer about the disagreement, Karzai said he is against letting Rohrabacher into the country.


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  1. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Rohrabacher comments about Karzi and the Afghan people could have resulted in the deaths mlitary personnel, it was totally brainless and he shouldn't be allowed to enter Afghan.

    May 21, 2012 07:21 pm at 7:21 pm |
  2. GonzoinHouston

    Karzai is probably the single most corrupt head of state in the world, and that's quite an accomplishment! He blatantly stole the last presidential election, and that will cost him dearly when the Taliban move to re-take the country. Before that, the locals had a choice to support the Taliban dictators or a real democracy, albeit one with an incompetent leader. Now, it's a choice of dictators; the religious zealots or the ones that are stealing the populace blind. The Taliban will re-take Afghanistan once we depart.

    May 21, 2012 07:29 pm at 7:29 pm |
  3. mk1

    I wish he would be allowed to go to Afghanistan and then never come back. The man is a true nut job.

    May 21, 2012 07:58 pm at 7:58 pm |