Galbraith Gives It Right Back to the U.N.
Fired deputy U.N. special representative to Afghanistan Peter Galbraith publishes an absolutely scathing op-ed in The Washington Post accusing the United Nations of passivity that amounts to complicity in election fraud that, he writes, “handed the Taliban its greatest strategic victory in eight years of fighting the United States and its Afghan partners.”
The U.N. has no choice but to address this, which is surely Galbraith’s intent. It’s not just the credibility of Hamid Karzai that’s on the line anymore.
Notice, as well, this reference to where the Obama administration stands on the question. This is from a description of how Galbraith attempted to stop Afghan election officials from counting so-called ghost polling centers in the balloting:
Along with ambassadors from the United States and key allies, I met with the Afghan ministers of defense and the interior as well as the commission’s chief election officer…
And such is the way that Galbraith enlists Amb. Karl Eikenberry as an ally.