Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai says Nato has the ability to strike Taliban bases in Pakistan, but aren't doing so. Which raises the question: why not? "The war against terrorism is not in the villages or houses of Afghanistan ...but in the sanctuaries, sources of funding and training (of terrorism) and they lie outside Afghanistan," he told a new conference on Thursday. Reuters
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