The Afghan Election: Democracy in Wartime

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President Obama calls today's voting the most important event of the year in Afghanistan.  Ambassador Richard Holbrooke says holding an election in a time of war is “extraordinary.” Three thousand cars, three helicopters and 3000 donkeys are bringing ballot boxes back to the capital city for counting that won't be final for two weeks.

Credits

Guests:
Jonathan Landay - Reuters - @JonathanLanday, Brian Katulis - Center for America Progress - @Katulis, Nathaniel Fick - former Marine, Operation Enduring Freedom

Host:
Warren Olney

Producer:
Sonya Geis