Washington: Afghan President Hamid Karzai
said he finds it "rather funny" comments in the media
that described him as "manic-depressive".
"Oh definitely not. Rather funny," Karzai said when asked
by CNN`s Larry King about the allegations in a new book that
says US intelligence suspects Karzai has received treatment
for manic depression.
"He`s on his meds, he`s off his meds," the US ambassador
to Afghanistan, Karl Eikenberry, is quoted as saying in
legendary reporter Bob Woodward`s book "Obama`s Wars."
In the interview with King, Karzai insisted that he only
takes vitamins, headache pills and occasional antibiotics.
"The only medication that I have taken, is an antibiotic
called Augmentin -- the strongest ones I have taken when I had
a bad cold two years ago," he said according to the CNN.
"And I from time to time take multivitamins and vitamin C
and of course a popular medicine in the US, Tylenol is
something I use from time to time when I have a headache or
when I`m tired."
US President Barack Obama`s administration has had a
shaky relationship with Karzai, publicly challenging him last
year over allegations of corruption and vote-rigging.
The public criticism has stung Karzai, who has raised
eyebrows in Western capitals by accusing foreigners of rigging
the election and speaking of the possibility that he would
switch to the Taliban.