Less than four days after successful national elections in Iraq, The International Herald Tribune reports:
Afghanistan today inaugurated its first democratically-elected parliament in decades, in an emotional ceremony that reduced Hamid Karzai, the nation’s president, to tears.
Dick Cheney, the US Vice President, and his wife, Lynne, were among the guests as the assembly opened amid tight security. He said it was “a privilege to be present” for the historic event.
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