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Monday, September 12, 2005

How Much Coverage Will This Get in The US?

BBC NEWS Karzai urges terror fight rethink:

"Afghan President Hamid Karzai says the US and other international forces need to reconsider their approach to bringing peace to Afghanistan.
Violence largely blamed on the Taleban has claimed at least 1,000 lives this year - the worst toll since 2001.

He said there had to be a focus on 'the sources of terrorism' where extremists get their training and inspiration. Many Afghans will interpret that as meaning neighbouring Pakistan, from where militants often launch attacks.

Pakistan, meanwhile, has offered to build a fence along the border with Afghanistan to prevent the movement of militants. In an interview with the BBC, Mr Karzai said the US military strategy since the fall of the Taleban had not failed, in spite of the recent increase in violence.

But he warned: 'We and the international community and the coalition must sit down and reconsider and rethink whether the approach to the defeat of terrorism that we have taken is the right one.' "


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