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Hamid Karzai
حامد کرزی
12th President of Afghanistan
In office
22 December 2001 â€“ 29 September 2014
Acting: 22 December 2001 – 13 July 2002
Vice President Karim Khalili
Ahmad Zia Massoud
Mohammed Fahim
Yunus Qanuni
Preceded by Burhanuddin Rabbani
Succeeded by Ashraf Ghani
Personal details
Born (1957-12-24) 24 December 1957 (age 59)
Karz, Kandahar, Kingdom of Afghanistan
Nationality Afghani
Political party Independent
Spouse(s) Zeenat Quraishi (1999–present)
Children Mirwais
Malalai
Howsi
Alma mater Himachal Pradesh University
Religion Islam
Website Hamid Karzai.com

Afghanistan has moved forward and Afghanistan will defend itself. And the progress that we have achieved, the Afghan people will not allow it to be put back or reversed.
Hamid Karzai
I don't think the Taliban will ever come back to take Afghanistan, no.
The majority of the Afghan people support a strategic partnership with the United States.
Hamid Karzai
But the war on terror as I have repeatedly said in the past, and the Afghan people believe in it, in truth, is that the war on terror is not in the Afghan villages or homes. Its in the sanctuaries, it is in the training grounds, its in the motivation factors and the money that comes to it.
Hamid Karzai
I don't think Osama is a Muslim. I don't think Osama is a human being.
Hamid Karzai
The capture of Saddam Hussein has proven to the bad ones, to the guilty ones, to the sinful ones that they cannot run forever. Sooner or later, the other criminals will also be found from their hideouts.
Hamid Karzai
If it is terrorism, if it is war on terror, then the Afghan people will join you on terror.
Hamid Karzai
No foreigner has a place asking another people, another country, to change their constitution.
Hamid Karzai
I never call it an insurgency. I call it terrorism.
People in Afghanistan want peace, including the Taliban. They're also people like we all are. They have families, they have relatives, they have children, they are suffering a tough time.
Hamid Karzai
The war on terror, if this is a war on terror, can only be won by a sincere regional and international cooperation. All have to believe they have something at stake and work together. In the absence of this it will become political and interest-oriented.
Hamid Karzai
A democratically elected congressman of the United States of America should not be talking of an ethnic divide in Afghanistan, should not be interfering in Afghanistan's internal affairs.
Hamid Karzai
Where liberty dies, evil grows.
Afghanistan is very satisfied with Croatia's participation in the NATO-led peace mission and expects Croatia to expand its contribution to peace restoration in Afghanistan to other areas as well.
Hamid Karzai
Terrorism as a force is gone. As individuals they are all around and we will continue to look for them.
Hamid Karzai
As the president of Afghanistan I look at the suffering of our people as a whole.
Hamid Karzai
I would never call a neighbor an enemy. But I would request the neighbor to be a good neighbor, to see that the neighbor's interest is a stable prosperous neighbor, a neighbor that is doing well.
Hamid Karzai
The West has been able to bring Afghanistan a much better health service, better education, better roads, a better economy, though some have benefited more; some have benefited less from that economic well-being in Afghanistan.
Hamid Karzai
They're criminals, they brutalized Afghanistan, they killed our people, they destroyed our land.
Hamid Karzai
The worst thing for an effective war on terror is the suspicion of states about the objectives.
Hamid Karzai
Life without Liberty is far worse than death.
If the United States is treating Afghanistan as a sovereign country it has to prove it.
Hamid Karzai
The holy book is implanted in the hearts and minds of all the Muslims. Humiliation of the holy book represents the humiliation of our people.
Hamid Karzai
We are not America. We are Afghanistan.
Once the Afghan people vote and they choose their President with direct, secret ballot from all over the country, there will be a lot of difference in this country and a lot of legitimate power to flow with implementation.
Hamid Karzai
Terrorism, ladies and gentlemen, in my eyes I have a very, very, very simple explanation. Gangs of criminals, killers, used unfortunately by certain governments in the past for political purposes, who are on their own now as gangs.
Hamid Karzai
As the country now turns a new leaf, our ambition is to give hope to each and every Afghan.
Hamid Karzai
We as the Afghan people and government are willing to help Pakistan work for peace in Afghanistan and work for peace in Pakistan, together.
Hamid Karzai
Afghanistan is a country in need. Afghanistan needs to protect itself in the region; Afghanistan needs to secure itself within the country. Afghanistan needs to develop its forces, and Afghanistan needs to provide stability to the people.
Hamid Karzai
The fight, this war, this fight against the remnants of terrorism will go on for some time.
Hamid Karzai