Saturday, October 09, 2004

Afghan Elections

Speaking of the Afghan elections, the protests by the opposition candidates are not a good thing, but I generally agree with the assessemnt of the NYT:

The criticism cast a shadow on what was otherwise a historic success for Afghans who have endured more than two decades of war and turmoil.

In fact, I'll even go further. Liberating 25 million people from perhaps the darkest tyranny on earth and moving them to free elections in 3 years is no small feat. And the persons most responsible for achievement are George W. Bush and the men and women of the U.S. military.

1 comment:

QPRHigh said...

What the Afghan people did, in registering and voting by the millions under enormous threat, some paying with their lives, is a signal moment in the struggle against global terror. My hope is Karzai will have ended up with enough of a majority that the protests subside into insignificance. The Afghans don't need to start down their road to representative government in Florida.