Editorial, The Independent | January 25, 2010
Afghanistan’s electoral commission has postponed elections. ++ If “regrettable,” it is yet a positive sign that realism has finally won over idealism. ++ Afghan leaders acknowledge security issues and shortage of money hindering proper elections, thus proving their ability to endorse political responsibility. ++ Trust and strength are precisely what the Western backers were hoping for the Karzai government. ++ This is good news for the soon to come London conference in order to convince remaining sceptics that the Afghan involvement is worthwhile.