Candid

Karzai Denies He’s Manic Depressive

In an interview with Larry King set to air Monday, Afghanistan’s President Hamid Karzai laughs at the idea that he’s manic depressive. The U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan, Karl Eikenberry, is quoted in Bob Woodward’s new book, Obama’s Wars as saying that Karzai has received treatment for depression, and the assertion seemed to get further support when Karzai broke down in tears during a nationally televised talk about the security situation in Afghanistan. Karzai also acknowledged discussions with the Taliban saying, “unofficial personal contacts have been going on for quite some time.”