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Time opponent of the Karzai government he was denied entry into Afghanistan just a week and a half ago joining us now.
Is congressman Dana Rohrabacher chairman of the house foreign affairs subcommittee on oversight and investigations.
It is good to have you with this let me ask you first.
Is the secretary state issue not to enter the that the request if you will be insistence.
Why should the man who's in charge of the subcommittee on oversight in the United States congress.
Listen to such and such a request.
Well I was listening to the secretary of State's I was not listening to President Karzai.
And she is the secretary of state she was asking me to be considerate and that this moment there might be a mini crisis that would erupt.
Because of Karzai's dislike for me.
So if I could refrain from going there for.
The on this particular trip and -- -- some things you want to accomplish obviously.
Were talking about that right now this agreement that's been -- So why.
I complied with her but I we'll have to say that.
I think it should be the secretary of state -- the -- secretary of defense the should look -- I know that that is unacceptable.
That we have congress especially the head of the investigation.
And oversight subcommittee.
Denied entry into that country leaving an investigation right now into the Karzai government and Ahmed Karzai himself.
This is extraordinary.
This agreement that the president has announced the strategic job agreement.
We -- Afghanistan.
How important is it what.
What is so significant about.
Well I think it's symbolic -- and I I believe that what we have here is.
An agreement that will give the administration cover as our elections -- Come forward here in November for -- was the president was going to get us out of Afghanistan.
And here we have an agreement that will keep us more again more involved in Afghanistan.
Even past when he fourteen.
The bottom line is we should not be -- Afghanistan.
We should not be telling them what to do.
And what we've been doing is propping up.
Karzai which is -- was a corrupt leader and we've been propping up a system of structure of government totally inconsistent.
With Afghan culture that's so our guys have been -- their lives on the line and all -- money spent for nothing.
Almost to -- a thousand.
-- lives laid on the line our and still the poppy fields.
Still the military.
Political objectives not achieved in Afghanistan.
The rhetoric continues to flow from congress from.
The White House.
And our troops remain there.
Do they always optimism is is wrong I mean that they we have.
Our 100000 Americans who lives are on the line and at all of these billions of dollars being spent.
In order to accomplish Mission Impossible.
Trying to convince the all the local village chiefs.
And men these try this tribal culture to accept -- centralized government under Karzai scores are corrupt leaders.
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