President Bush welcomed Afghan President Hamid Karzai at the White House Tuesday ahead of a three-way meeting with Pakistan’s President, Pervez Musharraf, whom Karzai says must do more to close extremist schools that teach terror.

Bush said Taliban and Al Qaeda remnants are trying to shut down Karzai’s government because they see a threat from democratic institutions. Bush said Afghan forces are working with soldiers from dozens of nations under the NATO banner to make sure that the Taliban can’t regroup.

I am watching with delight as President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan instructs clueless, Associated Press reporter, Jennifer Loven in history at the White House joint press conference. Karzai is a magnificent leader.

President Karzai asked Loven if she had forgotten about the people who jumped from the World Trade Center towers on September 11th. “Who did that?” He asked. I am paraphrazing but he seemed to be very perplexed as to why the reporter seemed to think that we should do nothing in response. “Should we wait for them to come back and kill us again?” President Karzai asked.