WH disputes Karzai on 'bags of money'

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Posted: Oct 26, 2010 4:06 PM
WH disputes Karzai on 'bags of money'

The White House is disputing Afghan President Hamid Karzai's assertion that Washington provides him with "bags of money."

"We're not in the big bags of cash business," President Barack Obama's press secretary, Robert Gibbs, told reporters Tuesday.

Karzai acknowledged on Monday that he receives millions of dollars in cash from Iran. But he added that Washington gives him "bags of money" too because his office lacks funds.

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Gibbs said Washington does provide aid to Afghanistan through established international development programs.