Afghan Elections

  laurie53 09:05 21 Aug 09

Am I being hopelessly optimistic in seeing a faint glimmer of hope in Afghanistan?

Despite the Taleban's threat to remove any finger bearing the mark of indelible ink to show that the person concerned had voted, many women, albeit still covered from head to foot, were proudly displaying their inky fingers in defiance.

  Cymro. 11:22 21 Aug 09

At least it went better than some of the eternal pessimists said it would. I sometimes think that there are those who predict doom and gloom while hopping that is just what will happen a sort of self fulfilling prophecy.

  DieSse 21:49 21 Aug 09

"...there are those who predict doom and gloom while hopping"

I read this and got a mental picture of GANDALF bobbing up and down. Couldn't help myself


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