The votes are in– or are they, is the question in Afghanistan. President Hamid Karzai claims he won the presidential election while opponents like Abdullah Abdullah insist they gained a majority of the ballots. According to Abdullah, “As far as my campaign is concerned, I am in the lead, and that’s despite the rigging which has taken place in some parts of the country.” However, he did admit it is most likely that no candidate garnered at least 50% of the vote to avoid a runoff. Karza’s PR insists their man is the winner.
A question still to be asked is — does anyone really care who won the presidential election in Afghanistan? What will “President Karzai” do differently than what President Karzai has done? In the end, NATO and US troops will fight and die.