Cheney makes a vigorous defense of Karzai, to whom she says Obama has been unfair and unappreciative. She makes a bit of a gaffe in her speech, implying that Karzai, a proud Pashtun, is Arab.
Afghan President Karzai, whose support we need if we are going to succeed in Afghanistan, is being treated to an especially dangerous and juvenile display from this White House. They dress him down publicly almost daily and refuse to even say that he is an ally. There is a saying in the Arab world: "It is more dangerous to be America’s friend than to be her enemy." In the age of Obama, that is proving true.
Cheney says that Obama's behavior towards Karzai further underscores the three-point "Obama doctrine": "(1)Apologize for America, (2)Abandon our allies, and (3)Appease our enemies."
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