Is anyone on the Left listening to those on the battlefront?

Here’s the incredible, thoughtful response from Hamid Karzai, Afghanistan’s President, to a loaded question from AP operative Jennifer Loven, who is married to a Democratic macher and who wouldn’t know an unbiased story if it bit her in the face:

QUESTION: Thank you, sir.

Even after hearing that one of the major conclusions of the national intelligence estimate in April was that the Iraq war has fueled terror growth around the world, why have you continued to say that the Iraq war has made this country safer?

And to President Karzai, if I might: What do you think of President Musharraf’s comments, that you need to get to know your own country better when you’re talking about where terror threats and the Taliban threat is coming from?


KARZAI: Ma’am, before I go to the remarks by my brother, President Musharraf, terrorism was hurting us way before Iraq or September 11. The president mentioned some examples of it.These extremist forces were killing people in Afghanistan and around for years, closing schools, burning mosques, killing children, uprooting vineyards with vine trees, grapes hanging on them, forcing populations to poverty and misery.

They came to America on September 11, but they were attacking you before September 11 in other parts of the world.

We are a witness in Afghanistan as to what they are and how they can hurt. You are a witness in New York.Do you forget people jumping off the 80th floor or 70th floor when the planes hit them? Can you imagine what it will be for a man or a woman to jump off that high?

Who did that? And where are they now? And how do we fight them, how do we get rid of them, other than going after them? Should we wait for them to come and kill us again?

That’s why we need more action around the world, in Afghanistan and elsewhere, to get them defeated. Extremism, their allies, terrorists and the likes of them.

You can see the video here, at Hot Air.

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  • Ymarsakar

    Is anyone on the Left listening to those on the battlefront?

    karzai’s a puppet. The warlords control Afghanistan. Why should anyone listen to Karzai? (snort)

    Here’s the proof.

  • jg

    Well put, Bookworm. A superb statement from Mr. Karzai, certainly relevant.

  • kevin

    I watched the most disturbing commercial this morning; it was a succession of short clips of various military personnel that have served in Iraq or Afghanistan and each would say something positive about the war on terrorism and the need to support the war. We’ve degenerated to the point where we need commercials to convince people that responding to those whom would do the U.S. harm is a good cause. I guess we can thank Jennifer Loven and her ilk.

  • erp

    kevin, remember the media bombard the public with anti-war, anti-Bush messages 24/7. Only a tiny fraction of us are political junkies who crave every kernel of info. Most of our fellow citizens rely on the media for information, so we need to counteract the leftwing propaganda with some home truths.

    Last night I went round the radio dial at the half hour news. Every station repeated the lie that the NIE report stated the war in Iraq caused an increase in terrorism. It was almost a joke. Different voices all repeating the exact same words — words they all knew were untrue.

  • jg

    ( “..It was almost a joke. Different voices all repeating the exact same words — words they all knew were untrue.”– erp)

    One wonders what universe these Media voices think the 3 PResidents (Pakistan, Afghanistan, America) live in.
    All contradicting these NIE misrepresentations.
    Why won’t the world or America listen? Are these leaders just images no one accepts as real anymore?

    Worse– erp– is my suspicion the news ‘readers’ (our local TV anchors are really shallow) actually believe what they’re preaching. Or don’t care. All of which says bundles about the state of America today: alienated, cynical, ignorant, selfish, uncaring.

  • jg

    In the event you haven’t seen Dr. Sanity’s latest take on the making of media delusion, her very quotable latest is linked:

    “The media–with their overtly biased article; their subtly slanted articles; their fauxtography; their uncritical playback of all the enemy’s talking points, while simultaneously angrily critiquing everything our own administration says–has become the primary source shaping people’s perceptions around the world.

    That the perceptions they are shaping have little to do with reality is a matter of complete indifference to them..”

  • Ymarsakar

    It’s good to know all that advanced preparation I did, concerning the topics Dr. Sanity wrote upon, was not such a waste.