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September 9, 2009

Poster Boy


Doves of peace? Scales of justice? The prompt here is to consider what the man in the street is thinking given that we’re propping up Karzai after he tampered with and likely stole the election. …What are our troops fighting for again?

(credit: Musadeq Sadeq/A.P. caption: An Afghan elderly man looks at an election billboard of Afghan President Hamid Karzai, who is a presidential candidate in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Monday, Aug. 31, 2009. Major fraud complaints in the Afghan presidential election have surged to nearly 700, raising concern that the volume of cases that must be investigated will delay announcement of a winner and formation of a new government.)

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