Kabul, Afghanistan-- President Hamid Karzai admitted to taking cash from the Iranians, because he likes to have extra cash on hand.
"You never know when you are going to have an emergency, and a lot of places in Afghanistan only accept cash. Yes, I took cash from Iran." President Karzai told reporters. "Iran gets a lot of negative press for being evil, but they are just like you and me. They are trying to make a living in an unjust world."
Karzai was asked if he thought it was wrong to take money from Iran, and he said he didn't think so. "I believe they were doing it out of the kindness of their hearts. They see someone struggling to stay afloat in a river of debt, and they reached out and pulled me ashore so they could give me cash to pay my bills."
The Afghanistan government has taken a real beating in the past because of top government officials taking money from sworn enemies, but most of it was played down by Karzai as lies spread through the medias need to spread news.
This is the first time Karzai was linked to taking money.
"I am really disappointed in the way President Karzai handled himself in Iran. He needs to return the money to Iran, and tell them no thanks for your help, and that your phony help is transparent and risky to the health of my government," President Obama said in an interview.
President Obama would not go into specifics about what he would do to stop President Karzai from taking more money from Iran, but he did promise to look into ways he could get a new president in Afghanistan.