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Enews - LIMA: U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta on Friday expressed frustration with Afghan President Hamid Karzai on the preference of the latter to "critical" U.S....
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Panetta to Karzai: THANK US for SACRIFICE rather than CRITICIZE

Panetta to Karzai: THANK US for SACRIFICE rather than CRITICIZE The US defense chief called on President Hamid Karzai to thank Americans for the sacrifices of those who fought and died in Afghanistan rather than level criticism at the United States. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta's comments Friday followed accusations by Karzai that the United States is not doing enough to fight terror in neighboring Pakistan. Karzai also said the United States is failing to supply Afghan forces with weapons it needs to fight insurgents. "Look, we have made progress in Afghanistan because there are men and women in uniform who have been willing to fight and die for Afghanistan's sovereignty," Panetta told reporters shortly after landing in Lima, Peru, for a meeting with Latin American defense officials. Latest Afghan attack: A troubling first? "Those lives were lost fighting the right enemy not the wrong enemy, and I think it would be helpful if the president, every once in a while, expressed his thanks for the sacrifices that have been made by those who have fought and died for Afghanistan, rather than criticizing them." The sharp reaction from Panetta, a rare public dressing down of the head of a country, came a day after Karzai accused the United States and NATO of attacking insurgents in Afghanistan rather than targeting the support they receive from Pakistan. "The US and NATO should go to the places where the roots of terrorism exist. They are saying one thing but acting contrary <b>...</b>
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