December 15, 2012 - 7:33 AM
Afghan President Hamid Karzai, center, arrives for a group photo for an ambassadors and consuls general conference in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012. Afghan President Hamid Karzai said Saturday that the U.S. and NATO troops transferring security to Afghan forces should leave Afghan villages as soon as possible and pull back to their bases. (AP Photo/Ahmad Jamshid)