We have really got to get our act together. Portions of the US election are still in question, with both sides demanding recounts and a slew of investigations going on around the country.
The Ukraine is in stasis following their election with the only thing everyone agrees on is that it was questionable and some states calling for secession.
The Rumanians, right next door, just held an election on Sunday that the opposition is already is complaining was rigged and will require a run-off election, and the ruling party claiming victory without a vote count. Many are saying that Rumania will soon look like the Ukraine, with people in the street.
Two of the three largest ethnic groups in Iraq want their election put off until things calm down, but the biggest group is demanding it go ahead as scheduled.
It is sad to note that the only people who seem to be able to hold a decent election are the Afghanis. When the Afghanis are holding the fairest democratic elections in the world, the world needs to get a grip, slap ourselves up side the head a couple of times, and get back to work on the basics of the process.
It is extremely difficult for the democracies of the West to criticize the faux elections of the dictatorial leaders of the world when we don't seem to be able to hold elections that are above question ourselves. Show some pride people. Let's clean things up.