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Karzai Steals an Election and Peter Galbraith Pays the Price

According to The New York Times, Ambassador Peter Galbraith, the top U.S. official on the United Nations’ Afghanistan mission, has been fired after urging his

Jul 31, 2020
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According to The New York Times, Ambassador Peter Galbraith, the top U.S. official on the United Nations’ Afghanistan mission, has been firedafter urging his colleagues — and especially his boss Kai Eide — to take a harder line on addressing the election fraud that marred last month’s presidential election. It’s hard to improve on this graf:
Reaction was swift from the campaign of Abdullah Abdullah, the former Afghan foreign minister who finished second to Mr. Karzai in the Aug. 20 election and who would face him again if the recount and fraud review were to lead to a runoff. “By firing someone like Peter Galbraith from his post, it is the first sign that fraud is victorious over the law,” said Salih Mohammad Registani, the deputy campaign manager for Mr. Abdullah.
Over the last several days, the U.S. has joinedthe U.N. in acquiescing to the election fraud.
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