Karzai Needed U.S. Talks, Meals Before Agreeing to Runoff

Tuesday, October 20, 2009 - 11:14pm

Afghan President needed high-level U.S. arm-twisting over several tense days — and meals that included "gallons of tea" and endless platters of lamb — before he finally agreed Tuesday to a run-off vote in the country's fraud-plagued presidential election.