Not much gratitude, huh, Karzai. Enough American blood has been shed in Afghanistan or, as some friends who have been there call it, XXXXcanistan. See how well he takes care of his country. He has been happy to have our $$$$.

Karzai also is now insisting that U.S. forces leave rural areas immediately and let Afghans take the lead in security next year.

Earlier Friday, Karzai was unequivocal: "Continuously, I have told the Americans to leave our villages. You are not needed in our villages. There is no terrorism there."