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The Afghan Election, as Seen by Karzai’s Brother

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New York Times, 1 October 2010
Read a letter to the editor by Ahmad Wali Karzai, including the following: ‘Fixing the Afghan election is impossible, even if someone were foolish enough to try. […] Of course, as an elected official, I supported candidates, mostly from my own tribe, the Popalzai. And I worked hard for 13 candidates committed to democracy, who were allies of America and the coalition in battling the Taliban […]. Those who lost — and now blame me for their defeat — were beaten simply because they did not have the support of their own tribe.’