Afghan President Hamid Karzai Blames DC for voter FraudSubmitted by meekandmild on Mon, 04/05/2010 - 15:51
In his speech on Thursday, Karzai said foreigners had bribed and threatened election workers to carry out fraud in last year's presidential election. He singled out the former deputy head of the U.N. mission in Kabul -- American diplomat Peter Galbraith -- as well as the French head of a European Union monitoring team.
In an interview with BBC television on Monday, Karzai for the first time appeared to ascribe blame for election fraud specifically to Washington, rather than the West as a whole.
"What I said about the election was all true, I won't repeat it, but it was all true," Karzai said.
"That the U.S. carried out the fraud?" the BBC correspondent asked.