A democracy is born
: The news from Afghanistan: 90 percent of eligible voters have registered to vote in this October’s elections, the country’s first elections in history for its president.
Compare this with America, where (according to the latest figures I could find), less than two-thirds of eligible voters are registered and just over half of eligible voters actually vote.
Now I don’t want to hear any snobs, snots, jackasses, and self-important Western fools tell me that Afghanistan or Iraq or Iran or any nation and any people are either “not ready for democracy” or “do not want democracy.” Crap. Give the people an opportunity to speak and the people will speak.