Sunday, September 18, 2005

Afghan polls open again

The Afghanis are voting today to elect their representatives to Parliament. In the face of threats from Taliban holdouts, they're heading to the polls to affirm the democratic path they've been on since electing Hamid Karzai president. Afghan election officials are predicting "massive" turnout.

In a country where some in this nation said democracy simply wouldn't work, it appears to be flourishing. Afghani citizens - men and women alike - are seeing the rewards of throwing off the tryanny they'd lived under and they appreciate the help we and our Coalition allies have provided.

I'm looking forward to hearing the results of the elections and I'll post what I hear when I do.