Afghanistan Elections and Rethinking the War

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Afghan officials are still counting the votes from this weekend's parliamentary elections, marked by violence, a low turnout and widespread fraud.  What are the possible consequences for US policy with troop strength rising to nearly 100,000 troops. Also, eight officials in the Bell are arrested as the Los Angeles District Attorney prepares charges, and what Wall Street might get away with won't fly in Britain, even with Conservatives in charge. We hear about threatened retaliation against banks that pay "sky-high" bonuses to executives after taxpayer bailouts. 

Banner image: Election workers count votes after the parliamentary elections at a polling station on September 18, 2010 in Mazar-e-Sharif, Balkh province, north of Kabul, Afghanistan. More than 2,500 candidates will contest for 249 seats in the lower house of the Afghan parliament. Photo: Majid Saeedi/Getty Images



Warren Olney