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Obama's Afghanistan Trip Shows U.S. Still Holds Out Hope for Karzai

The conventional interpretation of President Obama's unexpected weekend trip to Afghanistan was the commander-in-chief laid down the law to Hamid Karzai about his government's lackluster approach to corruption.Clearly, Obama raised corruption with the re-elected Afghan president and asked him to speed things up."I think he is listening, but I think that the progress is too slow," Obama told NBC's Matt Lauer . Corruption has been a concern of the U.S. since before Karzai was re-elected in balloting riddled with fraud. Through diplomats, the U.S. has practically berated Karzai over his government's corruption since the Obama presidency began.What is new is Obama's willingness to engage Karzai directly and be seen doing it. White House officials told Fox News that the approach reflects a sense of shared destiny as early this summer Obama's surge strategy takes on its biggest goal -- Kandahar ."What the president said to President Karazai is that he was there to underscore his commitment t...

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