Afhgan Election Scheduling

Karl Rove has scheduled the Afghanistan elections for October, 2004, and is sending $1 billion to help them look good. Do you think this might be timed to influence OUR elections a few weeks later?

U.S. mulls $1 billion in aid to Afghans: “The $1 billion package, which more than triples the $300 million Afghanistan receives, represents new spending on Afghanistan and is designed to fund projects that can be completed within a year to have maximum impact on the lives of the Afghan people before scheduled elections in October 2004, the officials said, speaking on the condition of anonymity.”

How much of that $1 billion do you think is for PR in the U.S.?

Thanks to Body and Soul.