Oh, and that Karzai visit? Never mind, probably 

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When President Obama made his recent surprise visit to Afghanistan to drop in on the troops, he invited President Hamid Karzai to return the call at the White House on May 12. But then Karzai had to go flapping his gums and well -- now the invite may get rescinded.

The sit-down is still on the schedule, said White House press secretary Robert Gibbs, but, "We certainly would evaluate whatever continued or further remarks President Karzai makes as to whether that’s constructive to have such a meeting."

Oh, snap! Obama was notably rather frosty to the enigmatic Karzai during the visit, and after he left, Karzai intensified the bad feelings by blaming Western influences for tampering with Afghan elections and trying to undermine his authority. He also reportedly threatened to join the Taliban if the U.S. government doesn't get off his back.

A former U.S. envoy to Afghanistan questioned Karzai's mental state and wondered on MSNBC whether the Afghan president is sampling his nation's top export.

Analysts concluded that Karzai was doing that old chestnut of having it both ways -- he needs the U.S., but he also needs to criticize the U.S. to his audience at home (see: Nouri al-Maliki, etc) But Gibbs wasn't really having it, calling Karzai's remarks out of line.

"I mean, they’re troubling, they’re confusing; they’ve been investigated and they’ve been found to be untruthful," Gibbs said. "So whether there’s some domestic political benefit that he’s trying to gain, I can’t say."

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