Obama Deemphasizes Democracy in Afghanistan
Well, no wonder Karzai likes the new stance.
Last December, when President Bush appeared in Kabul with Afghanistan’s president, Hamid Karzai, he stated that one of the top priorities of the U.S. is “to build a flourishing democracy as an alternative to a hateful ideology…It’s difficult because extremists refuse to accept the beauty of democracy. They’ve got a different vision, and so therefore they’re willing to kill innocent people to achieve their objectives.”
Yesterday, when President Obama announced his new strategy for Afghanistan and Pakistan, he made no such declaration…