Wednesday, June 16, 2004


Wow...someone said thanks.
In an upbeat and emotional speech before Congress, President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan thanked Americans yesterday for confronting "a great evil" by removing terrorism and the Taliban, but also alluded to continuing instability and the need for increased foreign assistance.

"You have supported us with your resources, with your leadership in the world community, and most importantly, with the precious lives of your soldiers," he said, later adding: "Ladies and gentlemen, together we have a long road ahead, but we will move forward to make the world a better place."

At a time when instability in Iraq has dominated the attention of many in Congress, Karzai's message of relative stability in Afghanistan received a hearty welcome.

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