Hamid Karzai: Afghanistan Would Back Pakistan In U.S. War

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  1. Hamid Karzai: Afghanistan Would Back Pakistan In U.S. War
    KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghan President Hamid Karzai has said if the United States and Pakistan ever went to war, his country would back Islamabad, drawing a sharp rebuke Sunday from Afghan lawmakers who claimed the country's top officials were adopting hypocritical positions.

    The scenario is exceedingly unlikely and appears to be less a serious statement of policy than an Afghan overture to Pakistan, just days after Karzai and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Islamabad must do more to crack down on militants using its territory as a staging ground for attacks on Afghanistan.

    "If fighting starts between Pakistan and the U.S., we are beside Pakistan,"

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