Friday, October 23, 2009

Uncle Sam in Afghanistan: Good Help Is Hard to Find

By Solomon, Norman, ZNet, Oct 23, 2009
Norman Solomon’s ZSpace Page

Almost eight years after choosing Hamid Karzai to head the Afghan government, Uncle Sam would like to give him a pink slip. But it’s not easy. And the grim fiasco of Afghanistan’s last election is shadowing the next.

Another display of electioneering and voting has been ordered up from Washington. But after a chemical mix has blown a hole through the roof — with all the elements for massive fraud still in place — what’s the point of throwing together the same ingredients?

This time, the spinners in Washington hope to be better prepared.

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