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Blitzer to interview Afghan President Hamid Karzai
May 21st, 2012
11:35 AM ET

Blitzer to interview Afghan President Hamid Karzai

CNN's Wolf Blitzer sits down with Afghan President Hamid Karzai for an exclusive interview at the NATO summit in Chicago. This will air Monday during the 5pm ET hour on CNN.

On Monday, NATO countries are expected to sign off on President Obama's exit strategy from Afghanistan that calls for an end to combat operations next year and the withdrawal of troops by the end of 2014.

Karzai met with President Obama on Sunday and both agreed that the end of the war is close. Karzai reiterated his commitment to the withdrawal timetable, "so that Afghanistan is no longer a burden on the shoulder of our friends in the international community, on the shoulders of the United States and our other allies."

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Filed under: Afghanistan • Chicago • Hamid Karzai • NATO
soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. gg

    he,s the leader of a country in one of the worlds craziest neighbor hood,s you treated him like a dog,afganistan beat a super power ussr with no army,not many country,s with army could do that not even the nazi,s

    May 25, 2012 at 8:54 pm |
  2. Griff

    The USA did not make any mistakes??? Or are you all Muslims now...
    "You never negotiate under threat from Muslims, You never trust Muslims. You should never assume they want anything but the compleat opposite of the way it has been for the past thousand years.
    This is not a game of Chess and putting Muslims in check. It's about owning the board whatever the game!!!!"

    May 21, 2012 at 5:46 pm |
  3. Griff

    "When you (If you dare) think about it: It's still East and West Berlin. Russia have control of one and the USA are still assuming they have control of the other. But now it's 30% of the world, and against Russia use of another 50% to throw it back two hundred years and Sevastapol, where they did actually win something?? Or did they??"

    May 21, 2012 at 5:35 pm |
  4. Abbas

    Just saw your interview with Karzai – I dont understand what you felt the need to be rude/aggressive when asking questions. You will never get the truth by interrogating someone. I have seen this as a common trend among CNN reporters.

    Also, as the president of a country, does Karzai not deserve some respect? Would you ask the President of the United States to apologize to another country on national television?

    May 21, 2012 at 5:23 pm |
  5. Jim Thomas

    Do not trust him or any of the other countries over there.They all speak with forked tougues and cannot be trusted.We donot owe them nothing,they owe us and will never pay us back.Jim Thomas Phx.Az.

    May 21, 2012 at 4:33 pm |
  6. C Oliver

    President Obama should hire Afghan President Hamid Karzai to negotiated with house speaker John Beodner on the increase the nations dead ceiling. This guy is good he got 28 nations to give Afghan and him money to live on for 2 years to end the war and 10 years after that. He will have retirement for life for his service. Even Donald Trump or Mitt Romney can brag about this deal.

    May 21, 2012 at 4:20 pm |
  7. Kirk (Apple Valley, MN)

    How much are you paying him? Surely Karzai isn't giving an interview for free! Why are you even interviewing Bush's corrupt puppet anyway?

    May 21, 2012 at 2:16 pm |

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