Poor Hamid Karzai. The old bugger has to run the assassins' gauntlet until 2014 when he can step down and di di mau his sorry ass and his loot the hell out of Afghanistan. In the meantime he'll need plenty of protection, as much as he can get, and US forces are vital to Hamid's continued well being. So why does Karzai keep saying really stupid things?
The latest gaffe was a remark Karzai made during an interview when he said that, if there was ever a war between Pakistan and the US, Afghanistan would side with Pakistan.
"If conflict breaks out between Pakistan and the US, we will be beside with Pakistan."
Afghan government officials quickly backtracked, arguing the remark was taken out of context.