This is our friend and ally, for whom we have poured out blood and treasure. “Karzai orders US forces out of Afghan province,” from AFP, February 24 (thanks to Charles):
KABUL: Afghan President Hamid Karzai demanded Sunday the withdrawal of US special forces from Wardak within two weeks, accusing them of fuelling “insecurity and instability” in the volatile province neighbouring the capital Kabul.
“In today”s national security council meeting”¦ President Karzai ordered the ministry of defence to kick out the US special forces from Wardak province within two weeks,” said presidential spokesman Aimal Faizi.
“The US special forces and illegal armed groups created by them are causing insecurity, instability, and harass local people in this province,” he told a press conference….