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Monday, October 11, 2004

Old Europe Finally Comes to Our Aid

Maybe this proves that Senator Kerry really did have his alleged conversations with many world leaders who want to see him win the election.

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Not much public attention was given to an unprecedented development announced last Thursday.

In an October 7, 2004, article headlined “Foreign monitors to observe U.S. elections,” reporter Betsy Pisik wrote in the Washington Times:

“NEW YORK—A 55-nation body charged with overseeing fair elections and human rights in its member states expects to send as many as 100 monitors to observe the U.S. elections on Nov. 2, saying numerous “weaknesses and vulnerabilities” might delay the outcome or even compromise the results.

The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) explained its decision to send teams of professional foreign observers to the United States to watch the voting, saying irregularities with voting machines and procedures could jeopardize public confidence.”

No official word has been issued, but one might speculate that former President Peanut Carter will be their official host.  It will be recalled that this globe-trotting poll-watcher most recently certified the election of left-wing, radical dictator Hugo Chavez in Venezuela, in the face of voting machine irregularities and unanimous exit polls showing Chavez’s opponent the clear winner.

Senator Kerry may justifiably regard this as an early diplomatic triumph with European leaders who, he told us earlier, support his election.  We now have a clearer picture of what he means when he assures us that he can smooth diplomatic feathers ruffled by President Bush and get Europe’s cooperation.  Senator Kerry can be fairly confident that the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) will support any allegations of minority-vote suppression and vote-counting miscues that the Democratic National Committee (DNC) may lodge.

Should the vote count appear to make President Bush the winner, DNC lawyers will have the option to protest and refer the election to the UN Security Council.  As liberals keep insisting, the United States Constitution supposedly is subject to international law as interpreted by the community of nations.