Gohmert: U.S. hurting own interests supporting Karzai

Thursday, April 26, 2012 - 1:26pm

Longview, TX — An entrenched U.S. foreign policy born in the Bush years is harming America’s best allies in Afghanistan, an East Texas congressman says after meeting with Afghan fighters this past weekend.

“I know the Obama administration was concerned our meeting might screw up their attempts to throw our Northern Alliance allies under the bus,” Louis Gohmert said, citing the fighters who helped America oust the Taliban from Afghanistan in the immediate wake of 9/11.

Gohmert, R-Tyler, traveled to Afghanistan this past weekend with U.S. Reps. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., Madeleine Z. Bordallo, D-Guam, and Dana Rohrabacher, R-Calif.

The Taliban that harbored Osama bin Laden as he nurtured the al-Qaida movement and plotted the attacks on the United States has gained power. The U.S. also has pegged its support on a centralized government under Afghan President Hamid Karzai.

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