Afghan President Hamid Karzai has denied the US State Department predictions that Afghanistan is on the verge of becoming a ‘narco-state’.
He said the country could be free of opium in 5-6 years.
Man, that guy is funny!
With President George W Bush at his side after a meeting on Monday, Karzai said he is hopeful that poppy production will be down 20 per cent to 30 per cent this year.
… and he’s got his own straight man!
Karzai then continued, “My sister is so fat…”
“How fat is she?” prompted Bush, to gales of laughter from the Washington crowd
Well, you get the idea.
Note: two months ago, a State Department report said the area in Afghanistan devoted to poppy cultivation last year set a record of more than 510,000 acres.