09/23/2014 10:09 pm ET Updated Sep 23, 2014

In Farewell Speech, Karzai Calls American Mission In Afghanistan A Betrayal

In his nearly 13 years as the leader of Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai’s most memorable public stances always seemed driven by some deep emotion, and an almost compulsive need to express it. There was heartbreak for families killed by errant airstrikes, outrage at the scheming of hostile neighbors, palpable longing to preside over a peaceful end to the Taliban insurgency.

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