UHOH! It's General McChrystal again. I suppose his visit to the United Nations was a strain on El Czarboe.
Afghanistan's opposition candidate backed Gen. Stanley McChrystal's recommendations for more troops Sunday, saying "the future of the country is at risk" without a "dramatic increase" in troop levels.
Former foreign minister Abdullah Abdullah, who faces off against President Hamid Karzai in a Nov. 7 runoff, said on "Fox News Sunday" that he's also leaving open the possibility of an election boycott if recommendations aren't met to ensure transparency and stem fraud in the second round of voting.
"We might have to go through the same sort of saga" if collaboration between the Karzai government and electoral bodies isn't kept in check, Abdullah said. "I'm under a lot of pressure" from some supporters to boycott, he acknowledged. [...]
Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah Sunday blasted the country's elections, calling the initial count that gave President Hamid Karzai an outright victory "like the fraud of the history."
"And unfortunately," he said in an appearance on CNN's "State of the Union" "the government was involved."
Abdullah added that he was "very concerned" about the possibility of more fraud in the rescheduled run-off election, which he hopes will be held as planned on Nov. 7th, before the harsh Afghan winter that could delay the election for months.
Afghan Prime Minister Hamid Karzai, in a separate appearance on CNN, said that the November 7 runoff there ''has to be held,'' to avoid "insulting democracy." [...]
And there is all that. I wonder if Obama is all worried about all the voter fraud in the United States caused by his units at ACORN...
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