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Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Remarks by Afghanistan's PRESIDENT KARZAI

PRESIDENT KARZAI: Ma'am, before I go to remarks by my brother, President Musharraf, terrorism was hurting us way before Iraq or September 11th. The President mentioned some examples of it. These extremist forces were killing people in Afghanistan and around for years, closing schools, burning mosques, killing children, uprooting vineyards, with vine trees, grapes hanging on them, forcing populations to poverty and misery.

They came to America on September 11th, but they were attacking you before September 11th in other parts of the world. We are a witness in Afghanistan to what they are and how they can hurt. You are a witness in New York. Do you forget people jumping off the 80th floor or 70th floor when the planes hit them? Can you imagine what it will be for a man or a woman to jump off that high? Who did that? And where are they now? And how do we fight them, how do we get rid of them, other than going after them? Should we wait for them to come and kill us again? That's why we need more action around the world, in Afghanistan and elsewhere, to get them defeated -- extremism, their allies, terrorists and the like.

Full Press Conference Here

Amazing that the president of another country remembers the anger, the pain, the suffering and terror, over 9/11, more than we do. Then again, his country has had to deal with terror far longer than we have, so it is not that surprising.

I remember how I felt the morning of 9/11....... do you? I woke up that morning, did you? Or are you one of the people that turned back over and went back to sleep?

Wake up America