PJ Crowley Puts Hamid Karzai on Notice
More than halfway through a coy interview with Josh Rogin about whether or not Afghan President Hamid Karzai really walked back his inflammatory Thursday speech in a Friday phone call with Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley has this to say about Karzai’s subsequent I’ll-join-the-Taliban-if-I-can’t-control-an-election-watchdog comments:
Crowley declined to directly address Karzai’s latest comments in his Tuesday press [conference], but did issue this warning.
“His comments do have an impact in the United States and he should be aware of that,” said Crowley.