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Afghanistan's Karzai, in farewell speech, takes one last swipe at US, saying America wants war

  • An Afghan boy prepares a banner of Afghan president-elect, Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, next to a banner of outgoing President Hamid Karzai during his first public appearance since winning the election runoff in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, Afghanistan's new president-elect says he wants Afghan women represented at the highest levels of government, and he pledged to appoint a woman to the Supreme Court. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

    An Afghan boy prepares a banner of Afghan president-elect, Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, next to a banner of outgoing President Hamid Karzai during his first public appearance since winning the election runoff in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, Afghanistan's new president-elect says he wants Afghan women represented at the highest levels of government, and he pledged to appoint a woman to the Supreme Court. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)  (The Associated Press)

  • Afghan President Hamid Karzai attends his farewell ceremony at the presidential palace in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014. Outgoing President Karzai is taking one last swipe at the U.S., saying that America hasn’t wanted peace in Afghanistan. Karzai on Tuesday said that peace will come to Afghanistan if the United States and Pakistan really want it. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

    Afghan President Hamid Karzai attends his farewell ceremony at the presidential palace in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014. Outgoing President Karzai is taking one last swipe at the U.S., saying that America hasn’t wanted peace in Afghanistan. Karzai on Tuesday said that peace will come to Afghanistan if the United States and Pakistan really want it. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)  (The Associated Press)

  • Afghan President Hamid Karzai speaks during his farewell ceremony at the presidential palace in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014. Outgoing President Karzai is taking one last swipe at the U.S., saying that America hasn’t wanted peace in Afghanistan. Karzai on Tuesday said that peace will come to Afghanistan if the United States and Pakistan really want it. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

    Afghan President Hamid Karzai speaks during his farewell ceremony at the presidential palace in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014. Outgoing President Karzai is taking one last swipe at the U.S., saying that America hasn’t wanted peace in Afghanistan. Karzai on Tuesday said that peace will come to Afghanistan if the United States and Pakistan really want it. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)  (The Associated Press)

Outgoing Afghan President Hamid Karzai is taking one last swipe at the U.S., saying that America hasn't wanted peace in Afghanistan.

Karzai on Tuesday said that peace will come to Afghanistan if the United States and Pakistan really want it.

The only president Afghanistan has known since the 2001 U.S.-led invasion said the U.S. wanted war in Afghanistan "because of its own interests." Karzai's relationship with the U.S. has grown increasingly fragile in recent years.

The speech was billed as Karzai's last as president. On Monday President-elect Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai will be sworn in. Karzai has refused to sign a security agreement with the U.S. that would allow about 10,000 American military advisers and trainers to stay in the country next year. Ghani Ahmadzai has said he will sign it.