US Senator Clinton speaks next to Afghan President Karzai during visit to Kabul.
U.S. Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) (L) speaks next to Afghan President Hamid Karzai during a short visit by a U.S. congressional delegation to the Afghan capital Kabul February 22, 2005. A bipartisan group of U.S, senators pledged long-term support for Afghanistan on Tuesday and influential Republican John McCain said he saw the need for permanent joint military bases in the country. REUTERS/Emilio Morenatti/Pool