Sunday, October 10, 2004

I have been rejoicing at the wonderful news out of Afghanistan today. In case you missed it, their attempt at democratic elections has gone down the toilet!!

Yesterday's voting was supposed to be the triumphant conclusion of three years of work by the United States. But instead, it's only resulted in more controversy among the different warlords. Apparently the problem is that the permanent ink used to mark those who voted turned out to be easy to wash off. Thus, it is impossible to say whether some voters may have cast more than one ballot.

As a result, the 15 candidates running against Interim American Puppet Hamid Karzai have gotten together and agreed NOT to honor the election results.

This is a perfect example of why dictatorships are so much simpler than democracies: You don't waste time campaigning, voting, and arguing over who won. And if anyone ever does have the audacity to question your right to lead, well, you just shoot 'em!