Vote proves Afghanistan has defeated terrorism: Karzai

Afghanistan’s interim president Hamid Karzai has hailed landmark elections in his country as proof that terrorism was being defeated there. “All over the country people braved attack by terrorists and went to the election. This was really a victory of the Afghan people over terrorism,” he said in an interview with NBC television’s “Today Show” program. Claims of voting irregularities had dampened the jubilation among voters, but the polls were cheered by Karzai for its strong turnout and lack of violence. “The numbers and enthusiasm both were very, very great. It was unbelievable really — a day of celebration really for the Afghan people,” he said in an interview beamed to the United States from Kabul. Full Story

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