Obama and Karzai Break Bread: Worth It?

By David Schoetz

Mar 29, 2010 11:48pm

President Obama made a surprise visit to Afghanistan Sunday, his first as Commander-in-Chief, to salute American troops and meet with Afghan President Hamid Karzai. As the 30,000-troop surge ordered by the president in December is being implemented and there has been a corresponding increase in violence, with U.S. troop casualties in the first three months roughly double what they were in 2009. Rampant corruption and sheer incompetence remain major problems in Karzai’s government and a major strategic problem for U.S. efforts. So tonight, we ask: Is Karzai’s government worth it? Should the U.S. keep fighting in support of a corrupt state? Or should the pullout begin now? Tell us what you think. Embedded below is a segment about the president’s visit.

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