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McCain: Karzai may be ‘assassinated’ if US withdraws

By David Edwards
Wednesday, December 2, 2009 8:32 EDT
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Sen. John McCain supported much of President Barack Obama’s plan for a surge of troops in Afghanistan but found himself at odds with the plan to set a date to begin withdrawal. McCain believes withdrawal will create a dire situation that could lead to government instability and the death of the Afghan president. “Hamid Karzai knows very well that if U.S. troops leave he will be leaving shortly thereafter or find himself probably assassinated,” McCain told CBS in a response to President Obama’s announcement Tuesday night.

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David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
 
 
 
 
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