Shorter Hamid Karzai: “You think continuing the war here is pointless NOW? Oh, I can make it official for you…”
Considering his circumstances, I don’t think this was just mindless bluster. Clearly his U.S. sponsors have other things on their mind, and these stories aren’t exactly helping the patience of the Afghan public. Maybe he thinks he’s screwed anyway & is throwing feelers in hopes of future protection?