Sarkozy Renews Afghan Support

Visits troops, meets with Karzai
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 20, 2008 7:10 AM CDT
Afghan President Hamid Karzai, left, shakes hand with French President Nicolas Sarkozy, right, at president palace in Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, Aug 20, 2008.    (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
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(Newser) – Nicolas Sarkozy reaffirmed his support of the Afghan mission today, in the wake of a Taliban ambush that killed 10 French soldiers and wounded 21 others, the BBC reports. After meeting with Hamid Karzai, Sarkozy told troops to be proud of their “indispensable” work. “We're going to make sure that the means are put in place to ensure that this doesn't happen again,” he said.