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Karzai Blames U.N. for Election Fraud

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Posted on Apr 1, 2010
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Although Afghan President Hamid Karzai acknowledged Thursday that last year’s presidential election had been greatly hindered by fraud, his assessment as to the source of the problem came as a surprise to the president’s main target.  —KA

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Fraud had been widespread, Mr Karzai conceded, but he blamed foreigners for it, saying the UN was its focal point.

Mr Karzai singled out Peter Galbraith, the then deputy head of the UN mission, who he said had organised the fraud.

He accused Mr Galbraith of feeding details to the international media in an attempt to blacken his name. Mr Galbraith called the claim incredible.

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By heavyrunner, April 1, 2010 at 12:54 pm Link to this comment

I think he may have been sampling his brother and the CIA’s product to have the nerve to even float that one.

“The UN is responsible for voter fraud in my country!”

“A man in a cave in Afghanistan brought down the buildings in New York on 9/11.”  A lot of people fell for that one, so why not claim that the UN commits voter fraud?

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By gerard, April 1, 2010 at 12:12 pm Link to this comment

Maybe we’ll finally learn something from this one?

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By felicity, April 1, 2010 at 11:49 am Link to this comment

Yet again we find ourselves financing (personally in all cases) petty would-be dictators, keeping their corrupt asses in office because we’re saps?  Don’t think so. There’s personal profit to be made somehow, somewhere, by someone (s) and chances are they live and do business right here in the good old USofA - with a secured, direct line to DC.

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By skulz fontaine, April 1, 2010 at 10:44 am Link to this comment

Hamid buddy is taking the “Vatican” approach. “I didn’t do it, they did it!”

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