So now we know, that the prize elections in Afghanistan, the elections that our best soldiers are being killed to defend are actually a very poor joke. BBC reporters are picking up voting slips for a few dollars and many of the Afghans admit that they vote for the guy who gives them the most money!
Now isn't this typical of everything that we have ever read about this country? I am sure that there are decent, well educated, well intentioned people living in the country but nowhere near sufficient to change centuries of conflict and culture.
Afghanistan is not worth another soldier's life. They should be brought home unless of course this government can discover yet another reason to keep them there. Surely even they cannot justify much more of this slaughter.