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How Do You Say Diebold in Pashto?


The task was left to Mr. Kerry and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, who have experienced their own frustration at the polls, and used those scars in dealing with Mr. Karzai.

In one personal moment during a weekend of long dinners and walks in the garden of the sprawling, heavily fortified presidential palace in Kabul, Senator Kerry recounted his experience in the 2004 presidential election, including the lingering questions about ballots cast in Ohio that helped decide the vote against him.

“I told him, ‘sometimes there are tough things,’ “ Mr. Kerry said in an interview on Tuesday.

Karzai also now knows more about the undemocratic nature of caucuses than anyone in Afghanistan.