"If officials have been involved in embezzlement [and/or] bribery, I will wholeheartedly prosecute them. But I don't have the right to do so. We have a legal system in place ... justice should not be provided in an unjust way. We should prove if allegations are true and if they are false, then it is my duty to defend the dignity of the accused."
- Hamid Karzai, defending his Cabinet selection