Obama Accepts Karzai Compliment on Tone at Afghanistan Meeting: “Every Once in Awhile I Do Things Right”

By Jaketapper

Nov 20, 2010 12:03pm

ABC News' Karen Travers and David Kerley report:

Just a week after expressing his frustrations over the US military presence in his country, Afghan President Hamid Karzai today complimented President Obama for how he addressed the security transition in his remarks at a NATO summit session.

The two presidents met on the side of the NATO summit and Karzai told Obama that his remarks at an earlier meeting on Afghanistan “set the tone right for the whole meeting.”

“That was my goal,” Obama said. “Every once in awhile I do things right.”

This was the first meeting between the two since May when Karzai came to the White House. It came just a week after Karzai expressed frustrations over the US military presence in his country and said that now was the time for them to withdraw.

Obama is now holding a press conference.

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