Jesse James Calls for Ban on Robbing Trains

CNN headline: Karzai calls for unity, end to corruption in Afghanistan

It is astounding to see the western media treat Karzai like a legitimate winner and someone who has any credibility to fight corruption.

This is akin to how the Soviet media treated the election “victories” of Stalin’s puppets in East Europe.

At least we now have a better understanding of how Hillary Clinton, Obama, and the establishment media define political legitimacy.


6 Responses to Jesse James Calls for Ban on Robbing Trains

  1. W Baker November 3, 2009 at 10:25 am #

    Yea, and just like the Soviets, we’re seen as transparently corrupt to everyone around the globe except a great majority of our countrymen…

    According to the Congressional Research Service we’re dropping 3.6 billion per month in Afghanistan. Granted we’re shooting down a lot of goat herders and taking out a lot of dangerous medieval encampments – not to mention making sure all that heroin gets out the country to its proper destinations in Europe and elsewhere – but just what does that say about the dollar when you can’t even buy a better, more “acceptable” election than Karzai & Co.?

  2. Jim November 3, 2009 at 11:02 am #

    Wes, you’re right on the facts.

    But, since the election is over, we have to suspended disbelief and rally around the designated victor.

    Otherwise the terrorists will win.

    And if the terrorists win, how will Afghanistan ever enjoy democracy?

  3. W Baker November 3, 2009 at 12:55 pm #

    I think that’s the same sort of ‘unity’, but fallacious, syllogism at work in our own domestic ‘elections’. Substitute any counter-American-narrative possibility for “terrorists”, and you’ve got the same logic most politicians employ.

  4. Jim Bovard November 3, 2009 at 1:19 pm #

    Maybe the only difference between what happens abroad and what transpires domestically is — in the United States, politicians do it to us for our own good.

  5. alpowolf November 3, 2009 at 9:08 pm #

    I had to laugh when the media made a big deal out of Obama calling Karzai on the phone to lecture him about corruption. I laughed both at the notion of a U.S. president being presumptious enough to lecture anybody about corruption, and at the notion that a phone call from Obama would magically make the Karzai government honest.

  6. Dirk W. Sabin November 5, 2009 at 4:41 pm #

    Boy, am i glad the U.S. put pressure on the fashionista Corrupticrats of Afghanistan to hold another election in order to demonstrate a respect for the rule of law only to see the opponent bow out , thus confirming that the rule of law and a sound government in Afghanistan are foolish hopes. Meanwhile, our own government blathers away as though something productive occurred.

    No worries about the American Taxpayer having their intelligence insulted however…there aint no intelligence anywhere to be found.