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.


Everything's big in Texas - Especially the Lies...

George W. Bush's memoir has only been out a few days and already high level officials in two of the governments of countries who have been considered staunch allies in the Global War on Terror are calling Bush a liar:

[The British]
British officials said today there was no evidence to support claims by George Bush, the former US president, that information extracted by "waterboarding" saved British lives by foiling attacks on Heathrow airport and Canary Wharf. In his memoirs, Bush said the practice – condemned by Downing Street as torture – was used in CIA interrogations of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the alleged mastermind of the 9/11 attacks on the US.

[The Germans]Former German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder has said that ex-US President George W. Bush is not telling the truth in his memoirs, released on Tuesday. Schröder said he never offered his unconditional support for Bush's aggressive policy against Iraq.

My conservative friends worship the ground Bush walks on -- without for a moment contemplating the sad fact that they are the only ones who are of the belief that the man has so much as a shred of character and integrity in him.