Landmark Elections in Afghanistan

We are truly witnessing history in the making

KABUL, Afghanistan – Afghans chose a legislature for the first time in decades on Sunday, embracing their newly recovered democratic rights and braving threats of militant attacks to cast votes in schools, tents and mosques.

Reports of violence came in from around the country as it sought to claw its way back from a quarter-century of conflict. But there were no signs of a spectacular attack by Taliban militants who had vowed to disrupt the vote.


“We are making history,” President Hamid Karzai said as he cast his ballot. “It’s the day of self-determination for the Afghan people. After 30 years of wars, interventions, occupations and misery, today Afghanistan is moving forward, making an economy, making political institutions.”

Women try to push their way inside a polling station at a Mosque in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Sept. 18, 2005.
Women line up to vote at a polling station in a mosque in Kabul

An Afghan man shows the ink on his finger as he prepares to cast his ballot for the parliamentary elections in Herat September 18, 2005.

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5 Responses to Landmark Elections in Afghanistan

  1. Keith says:

    This simply can’t be.
    Voting in Iraq, a Constitutional draft, voting in Afghanistan none of this is at all possible considering the fact that all the Lefties keep telling me that the war on terror is a failure.

  2. Aidan Maconachy says:

    Neat photos!

  3. Keith says:

    where are you?

    We miss you. :-)

  4. I was at the counter-protest rally Saturday in Washington DC, and one of our signs said “Iraq gave ANSWER the Purple finger” another had a picture of an Iraqi woman holding up her purple finger and above it read “Thank you for Protesting my Freedom”


    What is funny, sad, and pathetic all at once is that many of the lefties had no idea what “purple finger” represented.

    I know, your post is about Afghanistan and the lefties in DC were officially marching against Iraq. But most of them oppose what we’re doing in Afghanistan too.

  5. Keith says:

    most of them oppose any thing that furthers real freedom any where in the world…
    including here in this nation.