After forcing Peter Galbraith to resign from the UN mission in Afghanistan due to his claims there was fraud in the recent Afghanistan election, his superior, Kai Eide admitted there had been fraud. He agreed there had been”widespread fraud” but denied claims by Galbraith that he had attempted to cover up actions by President Karzai to steal the election. For some reason, he continues to insist that Galbraith’s claim had “affected the entire election process.” HUH?
Galbraith had urged closing dozens of voting polling stations which were located in areas subject to Taliban influence because few would vote. Eide refused and those polling stations produced hundreds of thousands of fraudulent votes for Karzai. Now, Eide claims he could not close the stations because to do so would violate democracy.