Karzai says Western troops could stay 10 years

Afghan President HamidKarzai told a global meeting Thursday that he will soon convene a peaceconference in his country to lure Taliban fighters to renounce violencebut he still expects foreign troops to stay for up to a decade.

Karzaicalled on delegates from about 70 nations and world bodies to support aplan to reintegrate Taliban soldiers into mainstream society withoffers of housing and jobs in the police, army, or in agriculture.

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