So what am I missing in Afghanistan?
Isn’t this like catching a really dumb bank robber in the act (stealing almost a million votes) – and then, instead of booking him on charges, giving him another chance to rob the same bank?
The U.S. government and NATO are going to let Karzai take another swing at the ballot boxes. Why? To see if he became a smarter vote thief since August?
Listen pal, he promises to play nice this time, honest.
The world just would not be the same without his Tom Ford meets Ali babba fashion statement. Its so very democratic you know, a compilation of national dress, like when Rousseau ran around stinking up the Paris Salons with his piss-pants Gypsey Pantaloons.
Yep. Sad to see how far a philospoher will demean himself just to get laid.
It’ll be done with more finesse the next time.
The poll watchers will be too damn cold to notice the arrival of the dump trucks with pre-marked ballots.
The U.S. government will give him as many do-overs as it takes, to try to maintain some paper-thin justification for the Great Patriotic War. If even they were forced to admit what everybody knows–that the Karzai government is a fraud–it would collapse what little pretense they can maintain that the war can be won “if we just try a little harder”.
We’ve seen how well that approach works historically. But nobody reads history books anymore.
I think Lawhobbit has it right. The National Endowment for Democracy will probably deploy some of their summer volunteer interns to help out a few veteran CIA election fixers. After the fair elections are held, they can send in the drones to “terminate” any “loose ends” and maybe a reporter or two to minimize any negative news. No big deal. Any poli-sci major with Empire Management 101 under his belt should be able to handle it.
You guys might be right, but….
It’s lucky for us that the Washington Post will be keeping a close eye on this next Afghan election.