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April 25th, 2012
06:32 PM ET

Outrage over U.S. congressman being asked to stay out of Afghanistan

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher was asked by Secretary Clinton to stay out of Afghanistan to avoid a "mini-crisis" with President Karzai. Wolf Blitzer interviews the congressman on the incident and the fallout.

REALTED: BLITZER'S BLOG: Outrage – U.S. congressman not allowed into Afghanistan

Filed under: Afghanistan • Wolf Blitzer
soundoff (10 Responses)
  1. Lyn

    I saw your coverage but must have missed the part where you indicated you had spoken with either Secretary Panetta or Secretary Clinton. Actually, I had to check the channel to make sure I wasn't watching Fox News.

    April 28, 2012 at 7:54 pm |
  2. WTH?

    Hillary made the right decision. He wouldn't do anything than make the situation worse.. Calling Karzai corrupt publicly what purpose does that serve? The recent photos of soldiers acting dishonorably has them riled up enough. But, I suspect the Republicans want to keep the drama going. Unfortunately, along with the drama the death toll continues to rise.

    April 28, 2012 at 7:00 pm |
  3. kloan

    It's Karzai's country, he can dictate anything he wants. What Wolf should be mad about is the fact that America politicians support Karzai.

    April 28, 2012 at 6:48 pm |
  4. Roz

    The congressman is more outraged that he had to fly "COACH for 13½ hours, (he) might add!" than anything else! Oh if I only had such problems! Disgusting!

    April 28, 2012 at 6:47 pm |
  5. don Alfera

    Wolf you act like we have the right to dictate to others in the world when and how we will do whatever we want just because we are "American" and then because we offer aid.

    We offer that aid, if we are not going to then take it back, but it is not grounds to use these other countries as political pawns as the Republicans have done here.

    You have lost credability as a neutral journalist. Why don't you try reporting instead of telling others what and how to feel about things.

    This guy is a bunch of crap anyway, he is only out to cut the military period. Let him tell you what he wants, his actions tell the real story.

    What a shame you forgot to report the truth.

    April 28, 2012 at 6:44 pm |
  6. Hugh Lambie

    Why should these congressmen be allowed into afghanistan – They cannot do a thing to help the situation over there – If they are so concerned about overspending – tell them to stay home and save our country money – He should get the job done he was sent to Washington to do and not worry about another countries affairs

    April 25, 2012 at 11:08 pm |
  7. Mike Cornett

    Yea, too many fingers in the pie. There are always a few who think they have all the answers. Sometime it's best to just KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT.

    April 25, 2012 at 9:13 pm |
  8. geesam

    Secretaty Clinton (D), acting on behalf of Karzai, asked Cong. Rohracher (R) to datay out of Afghanistan. It's a closed door money-maker for the Democratic Party. The Party can say that Karzai doesn't want a Republican into his country. That's the politics works in a Presidential election year.

    April 25, 2012 at 7:33 pm |
  9. nicholas calvano

    Rohrbacheer showed a lot of class during your interview; you showed none. Where do you get the gall to demand that a leader of a county admit one of our political leaders because we say so? Pay attention to Hillary Clinton. You can learn a lot from her.

    April 25, 2012 at 7:07 pm |
  10. nicholas calvano

    Wolf: You are the typical ugly American. Because we pour aid into a country you think the leader of the country must kiss our boots. Karzai, corrupt on not, has every right to decide who enters his country. Where was your outrage when Netanyahu essentially told President Obama to "go fly a kite" when he was Obam's guest in this country? We have poured billions of dollars into Israel with njo strings attached to say nothing of our continued support when they were clearly wrong. Yet, Netanyahu was rude to our president in the White House, no less. Hillary Clinton is a lady with class. You could learn from her.

    April 25, 2012 at 7:02 pm |

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