Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Preach it Hamid...

In response to a reporter's question about the leaked report that 'the war in Iraq is increasing terrorism and making us less safe' (which Bush just de-classified):

Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai (paraphrased, but I'd love to have this transcript):

["...Terrorism hurt us way before Iraq. Extremists were closing schools, burning Mosques, killing children, destroying vineyards and forcing populations into poverty and misery.

The extremists were attacking you before September 11h in other parts of the world.

Do you forget the people jumping from the eightieth floor? What do you think it was like to jump from that high?

Who did that to you and where are they now? Should we wait to let them come kill us again...?"]

...I have to say, I also love that he gives his answers in English without an interpreter (not that hearing Hugo Chavez's "rough" language translated by a woman wasn't amusing...)

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