Sunday, October 10, 2004

Too Legit

Observers approve Afghan election
International observers have endorsed Afghanistan's first presidential election, rejecting opposition calls for a new poll amid reports of fraud.

The Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) said demands by 15 of the 18 presidential candidates to annul the poll were "unjustified".

The elections in Afghanistan seem to be rather successful. From what I have seen though, Bush hasn't done that much to hype the results. Is it because he was waiting for the international monitors to sign off on them? Or does Afghanistan just not really figure into his thinking all that much?

Update: Matthew Yglesias comes up with a much better question about the recent elections in Afghanistan: Why is Afghanistan working so much better than Iraq? I am damned if I have any ideas of my own, but he has some interesting "considerations".


At 8:06 AM , Blogger Dennis said...

Brian- greetings from a hawkish Libertarian... I'm sure we can't hype the election results too much- if we did, the winner would be accused of being an American puppet...


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