Saturday, October 09, 2004
The mainstream left-wing establishment media only focuses on the negative in Afghanistan: Karzai's Opponents Claim Fraud in Election.
Sirat, an ex-aide to Afghanistan's last king and a minor candidate expected to poll in the low single-digits, said all 15 challengers to Karzai agreed to the boycott.But if you dig hard enough like the agnostic infidel Lizardoid King you can find the positive: Afghan Poll Ends Peacefully; Opposition Claims Fraud.
"Today's election is not a legitimate election. It should be stopped and we don't recognize the results," Sirat said. "This vote is a fraud and any government formed from it is illegitimate."
Islamic poet Abdul Latif Padran, another minor candidate, said, "Today was a very black day. Today was the occupation of Afghanistan by America through elections."
"This is one of the happiest days of my life," said Sayed Aminullah as he cast his vote at Eid Gah Mosque in the capital.
"I don't care about the result. All I care is that we are having an election. This is a sign that things are improving for Afghanistan."
In Kandahar city, former headquarters of the Taliban, large crowds of men pushed to get into a polling center near the blue-tiled Kherqi Sharif mosque, but only a trickle of women, all in burqa veils, were seen entering a school opposite to vote.
"We came here to vote for peace and stability and freedom for women," said Raihana, a 37-year-old mother of eight who lived in exile in Iran for 14 years to flee war.