This is the second time that the Afghan Parliament delivered a blow to Mr. Karzai this month. In early January, lawmakers voted against most of Mr. Karzai's candidates for ministers, forcing him to select new nominees. The ministerial positions that still remain unfilled include transport, communications, commerce and health. "It was obvious from the beginning that most of the nominees would be rejected because they were selected by the president based on political patronage, rather than their efficiency," said Fawzia Kofi, a lawmaker from Badakhshan province.
Sunday, January 17, 2010
As Jim Hightower explains it, is that “the wealthiest 1 percent of Americans possess more net worth today than the bottom 90 percent of us combined. Worse, these privileged few and their political henchmen have structured a new economic ‘normal’ of long-term joblessness, low wages, no benefits or worker rights, miserly public services, and a steadily widening chasm between the rich and the rest of us.” We must restore sanity to this nation.