February 3, 2013 - 7:31 AM
Afghan President Hamid Karzai gestures, as he speaks during a conference about water management in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013. Hamid Karzai. Karzai spoke Tuesday at a conference about water management, where he first talked about the need for clean water systems and then broke off to address what he described as a “very important issue” -- the varied attempts at peace talks with the Taliban -- warning against peace talks with the Taliban without the Afghan government's involvement. (AP Photo/Ahmad Jamshid)