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Show results or we'll find someone else: US to Karzai

world Updated: Dec 03, 2009 11:23 IST

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In a stern message to Afghan President Hamid Karzai, the United States has warned him to act fast against corruption and governance failing which it will find someone else for the job.

In a stern message to Afghan President Hamid Karzai, the United States has warned him to act fast against corruption and governance failing which it will find someone else for the job.

"If those who are responsible at different levels are providing the services that a government has to and needs to provide its people, then we will have a great relationship with working with those people. If those people don't, then we will find people that will," White House spokesman Robert Gibbs told reporters.

As the Obama administration was running against time to start the process of drawdown and transition to Afghans from July 2011, the White House indicated that this time Karzai would not enjoy the kind of leverage it did during the Bush administration and he would not get a second chance.

The White House even spoke of bypassing Karzai if his administration failed to fight against corruption and provide good governance to the people of his country.

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