Posts Tagged ‘Peter Galbraith’

U.S. Approves Karzai’s Take-Over of Election Group

Responding to yesterday’s news that Afghan President Hamid Karzai, himself accused of massive election fraud, has taken full control over Afghanistan’s election watchdog group, the Electoral Complaints Commission (ECC), the U.S. Department of State has said that the legislation can be seen as a vital step towards Afghanistan taking responsibility for it’s own governance. However, […]

Transcript of Christiane Amanpour’s Interview With Dr. Abdullah Abdullah on Runoff

In absence of the video of this interview, I located the transcript from last night’s interview between CNN’s Christiane Amanpour and Dr. Abdullah Abdullah. Perhaps I am looking too much into it, but notice how much Dr. Abdullah referred to ‘change’ in his statements about his vision for Afghanistan. I don’t think it is necessarily […]

Video : Peter Galbraith and Christiane Amanpour on Afghan Election Fraud

I was really impressed with Amanpour’s insistence on getting answers about the lack of civilian development in Afghanistan, because she understands that it is a large part of counter-insurgency: “In July when there was a chance to reduce the risk of fraud, or even prevent it, by getting the Afghans to shut down ghost polling […]