Baltimore restaurateur Qayum Karzai has taken issue with a New York Times report that he is "mulling" a run for the Afghan presidency, now occupied by his brother, Hamid Karzai, who is due to step down in 2014.
The news was included in Jim Risen's Sunday front-page story on the Karzai family.
"What makes Jim Risen say that I’m mulling?" said Qayum Karzai, speaking from Albuquerque, N.M. "My decision depends on truly whether I can help, but running for president for the sake of being elected is nonsense in America or Afghanistan. I’m not a politician."