Ambassador To Afghanistan: Harsh Criticisms Make U.S. ‘Weary Of Our Effort Here’

Last month, Afghan President Hamid Karzai harshly criticized the U.S.-led war there. Today, U.S. Ambassador Karl Eikenberry struck back publicly, issuing a thinly-veiled warning that these criticisms cause the U.S. to question its commitment to fighting and belittles sacrifices already made by the U.S. “When Americans, who are serving in your country at great cost — in terms of life and treasure — hear themselves compared with occupiers, told that they are only here to advance their own interest, and likened to the brutal enemies of the Afghan people, they are filled with confusion and grow weary of our effort here,” said Eikenberry.