Hamid Karzai, new President of Afghanistan
Posted November 2, 2009on:
The elections in Afghanistan have been solved six days before the established date, and have elected Hamid Karzai as new President. One day after the withdrawal from the election of opponent Abdula Abdula, stating that the machinery that generated the massive fraud in the first round of the election was going to be used again to perpetuate another fraud, the Independent Electoral Commission, responsible for organising the event, announced the final suspension of the elections and proclaimed Karzai as the new President. Hamid Karzai is the winner of an election in which everyone has lost. He did, because he lost all his legitimacy and political credit in the way. The Afghans lost, because after 30 years of war and supposed democratization and reconstruction, they are still the main victims. And the West lost, since they have invested more than $65 billion and given the lives of over 1,500 soldiers in a conflict now bogged down both militarily and politically.