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    Won’t fight runoff: Abdullah Abdullah

    Won’t fight runoff: Abdullah Abdullah

    Kabul, November 01, 2009
    First Published: 23:54 IST(1/11/2009)
    Last Updated: 01:23 IST(2/11/2009)

    Abdullah Abdullah announced on Sunday that he would not participate in Afghanistan’s runoff election next week, claiming it would result in widespread fraud.

    To cheers from thousands of supporters in Kabul, Abdullah said he had not taken lightly his decision, which is likely to prolong the political crisis in the country.

    “We will not take part, because of the wrongdoing of the Independent Election Commission and the abuse of power by the government,” Abdullah told his supporters.

    His running mate, Homayoun Shah Assefy, said: “We are no longer a candidate and we wish Karzai luck.”

    Abdullah stopped short of calling for a boycott — a decision that will please western diplomats keen to avoid civil unrest. But the prolonged political uncertainty will further complicate Barack Obama’s deliberations over whether to send up to 40,000 more troops into Afghanistan.

    The White House has been waiting for a new government in Kabul before announcing its decision. On Saturday, Hillary Clinton, the US secretary of state, said the legitimacy of the election would not be affected if Abdullah withdrew.

    “I don’t think it has anything to do with the legitimacy of the election,” she said. “It’s a personal choice which may or may not be made.”
    Won?t fight runoff: Abdullah Abdullah- Hindustan Times

    Huge news!

    Obama will have to add troops now.

    OBL 11/24/02

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    Re: Won’t fight runoff: Abdullah Abdullah

    What Obama should do is tell that cheating POS Karzai to step down due to the widespread cheating he engaged in. This smells of political intimidation.
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    Re: Won’t fight runoff: Abdullah Abdullah

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    What Obama should do is tell that cheating POS Karzai to step down due to the widespread cheating he engaged in. This smells of political intimidation.
    Step down in favor of whom? Who would be President then?

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    Re: Won’t fight runoff: Abdullah Abdullah

    Quote Originally Posted by bhkad View Post
    Step down in favor of whom? Who would be President then?
    Step down as in not run in the election. For whom? For people who haven't engaged in widespread verifable cheating. You don't let a dog that bites your kids around your kids again. It's really that simple
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    Re: Won’t fight runoff: Abdullah Abdullah

    We could just pull our troops out and station a couple of dozen drones above Karzi and his brother and they slip up as far a corruption goes and the drones will teach them lesson..Shape up or ship out...and possibly very puplicly aim a nuke down the throats of the tribes that occupi the Paki/Afghan border reagion and tell them they won't have to worry about it unless they cross the line as far as terrorism or supporting it goes. Then they would have to worry about it.....by doing this most of our troops could be home soon.

    And both Karzi and the area where people are being hid and protected would have a major incentive to "Do the right thing".

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    Re: Won’t fight runoff: Abdullah Abdullah

    Quote Originally Posted by bhkad View Post
    Won’t fight runoff: Abdullah Abdullah



    Won?t fight runoff: Abdullah Abdullah- Hindustan Times

    Huge news!

    Obama will have to add troops now.
    **** them.

    Pull the troops out. I hope the Taliban makes them pay for their stupidity.
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    Re: Won’t fight runoff: Abdullah Abdullah

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Step down as in not run in the election. For whom? For people who haven't engaged in widespread verifable cheating. You don't let a dog that bites your kids around your kids again. It's really that simple
    Who would be President?

    OBL 11/24/02

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    Re: Won’t fight runoff: Abdullah Abdullah

    Quote Originally Posted by bhkad View Post
    Who would be President?
    The guy who wins the election when Karzai's term is up?
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    Re: Won’t fight runoff: Abdullah Abdullah

    Quote Originally Posted by bhkad View Post
    Who would be President?
    *crickets*
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    Re: Won’t fight runoff: Abdullah Abdullah

    Fresh candidates with Zero past puppet government experience required.

    Would be a good start.

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