Thursday, November 11, 2010

Democracy! U.S. Election 2000 Style!

Well -- you have to admit -- our attempt at nation building has satisfied one major goal -- American style election rigging.

By RAHIM FAIEZ and DEB RIECHMANN, Associated Press Rahim Faiez And Deb Riechmann, Associated Press – 36 mins ago

KABUL, Afghanistan – The Afghan election commission said Thursday that it had opened an investigation into allegations that a top government official pressured an election worker to rig the results of the parliamentary ballot in western Afghanistan....

....The Afghan election commission said it had received an audio recording of a more than 20-minute telephone call purportedly between an election worker in Kabul and Ismail Khan, the Afghan minister of energy of water and the former powerful governor of Herat province in western Afghanistan.

The recording, first broadcast on Afghan television and obtained Thursday by The Associated Press, is the latest allegation of fraud in the Sept. 18 parliamentary election and one of the first pieces of evidence that high-level government officials may have tried to fix results.

Sure makes me feel good about that $190 million we're spending every day over there. Money well spent.


1 comment:

Comandante Cansado said...

Not related, bur your radio rocks.