Zalmay Khalizad, the former US envoy to Afghanistan, once brushed off Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari's claim that the US was "arranging" the "suicide" attacks by Pakistani Taliban inside his country as "madness" and viewed that both both Zardari and Afghan President Hamid Karzai, who believed in this US conspiracy theory were "dysfunctional" leaders. The account of Zardari's claim about the US hand in the attacks had been deliberately reproduced by US journalist Bob Woodward, on Page 116 of his famous book 'Obama's Wars'. Woodward's account says: 'One evening during the trilateral summit in Washington, between Obama, Karzai and Zardari had dinner with Zalmay Khalilzad, the 58-year old former US Ambassador of Afghanistan, Iraq and the UN, during the Bush presidency. Zardari dropped his diplomatic guard. He suggested that one of the two countries was arranging the attacks by the Pakistani Taliban inside his country: India or the US. Zardari didn't think India could be that clever, but the US could! Karzai had told him the US was behind the attacks, confirming the claims made by the Pakistani ISI.