Thursday, October 29, 2009

Do not let our soldiers die in vain in Afghanistan

While our soldiers are fighting with blooding for the stability and democracy in Afghanistan, what did Afghan President Karzai and some of his guys do? They busted the August election by “widespread fraud”. To this event, President Karzai is continually trying to deflect the blame for the fraud that was committed on his behalf, said that is “foreign propaganda”.

Shouldn’t President Karzai say sorry to his people who were injured or even was finger-cut by Taliban due to taking part in the August election? Shouldn’t President Karzai say sorry to his people who risked their lives to the poll stations in August? Shouldn’t Mr. Karzai say sorry to our fallen soldiers in Afghan battlefield since he became the president of Afghanistan?

Canadian soldiers and NATO are fighting in Afghanistan on behalf of the Afghan government. Oct. 28, 2009, while training Afghan police, Canadian Lt. Justin Garrett Boyes was hit by the improvised explosive device (IED). He was the 132nd Canadian soldier killed in Afghanistan.

Under the leadership of NATO, Canadians soldiers are contributing to the effort to provide stability to the Afghan population. We Canadians know that only in a stable environment, we could, in concert with the Afghan government, extend basic services and humanitarian assistance to those in need in Afghanistan.

Taliban did not ruin the Afghan people’s confidence on the August election, but Mr. Karzai and the guys on his behalf did. They did what Taliban dreamed of but was not be able to do.

According to the Afghanistan’s Independent Election Commission (IEC), On November 7, a presidential run-off will be held in Afghanistan to choose the new president between the incumbent president Karzai and his rival Abdullah Abdullah. Hope the fraud will not happen again in Afghanistan, although the UN chief there lacks of confidence on that.

To these guys busted the election on behalf of Mr. Karzai, I have to say, please do not let our soldiers die in vain in Afghanistan.