Stars & Stripes‘ Heather Druzin reports on the reaction in Afghanistan to the news that President Obama was reelected. Oddly enough, there’s no reaction fro the troops, because Druzin writes, the media was not allowed “access to deployed troops as they watched returns come in” for some odd reason. But, the reaction from Afghans is similar to the reaction of Americans;
“He should try to focus more on bringing security to our country,” said Abdul Wahid Kareem, a 35-year-old dress shop owner in Kabul. “We can’t do anything on our own for security.”
Two big issues Afghans would like to see the president tackle in his second term are development and a peace deal with the Taliban.
Hedayatullah Ahmadi, owner of a refrigerator repair shop, said Obama needs to focus on building factories and creating job opportunities for Afghans.
“If he fulfills the promises he made to Afghans, then it would be great,” he said. “He said he will bring peace to Afghanistan by 2014.”
Yeah, he can’t bring jobs for Americans, what makes you think you have a chance here, Hedayatullah. And he couldn’t bring himself to protect a little consulate in Benghazi, but you think he can provide security for your whole shit hole country? And you should go and make a tenable peace deal with the Taliban and see how long you can keep your head.