Karzai: 'Afghanistan Will Not Be Able To Sustain A Force Of That Nature With Its Own Resources'

03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • MAUREEN DOWD nytimes.com

At a joint press conference Tuesday at the presidential palace in Kabul, Hamid Karzai surprised the usually unflappable Gates when he knocked down President Obama's attempt to get out of Dodge.

Needling his American sugar daddy, the Afghan peacock observed: "For another 15 to 20 years, Afghanistan will not be able to sustain a force of that nature and capability with its own resources."

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