Baseball Crank
Covering the Front and Back Pages of the Newspaper
October 09, 2004
WAR: What We Take For Granted

This picture says a lot. As usual, a Churchill quote comes to mind:

At the bottom of all the tributes paid to democracy is the little man, walking into the little booth, with a little pencil, making a little cross on a little bit of paper.

That quote may need to be updated. The little woman in the little burqa in the little hut in post-Taliban Afghanistan, risking her life to vote in a process she may not even fully comprehend, may be the best tribute of all.

UPDATE: John Hillen offers an amusing corrective to negative media spin of the Afghan election. See here for more.

Posted by The Mad Hibernian at 10:46 AM | War 2004 | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)
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