Islamic terrorism of this brand will be a threat for as long as it exists. That is its nature.
Remember the story of Cinderella, the downtrodden girl who gets to shine at the ball for a few hours, thanks to a fairy godmother? Afghanistan's first-ever presidential election Saturday was much the same.Never mind the inanity about the impossible road ahead. Here is the British lefty daily Guardian Unlimited is reporting:
The insurgent force had issued warnings of bombings, beatings and rocket attacks. But millions of Afghans were undeterred, flooding into bullet-pocked schools, mosques and clinics to cast their ballot.It's a human appetite for freedom. It worked in the United States over impossible odds.
One official with the peacekeeping force said a line of voters had had to scatter after a rocket exploded in Jalalabad. But after a few moments, they had returned to the queue and voted.
Senator John Kerry compared fighting terrorism to law enforcement action against prostitution and gambling. So he managed to annoy the State of Nevada that allow both of these vices.
What an idiot!
President Bush wins with 53-58% of the popular vote.