The World from Berlin 'Karzai Only Said What Everyone Already Thinks'

On Thursday, President Hamid Karzai unexpectedly called on Western military forces to end their mission to Afghanistan a year before the planned withdrawal date of 2014. In Friday's newspapers, German commentators speculate on whether this will trigger a rush to exit despite the dangers this presents.
A German soldier watches a helicopter land in Afghanistan in Oct. 2011.

A German soldier watches a helicopter land in Afghanistan in Oct. 2011.

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-- Josh Ward