Radio5Live has just reported that the re-run of the Afghanistan election, planned for later this week, has been cancelled. Karzai has been declared President. There was only one major candidate up for election. It was Karzai of course.
The attempt of the US and UN to inflict western values on a country which is determined to rule by its own methods, is farcical.
Meanwhile we still have 9000 troops out there but thankfully they will be spared from putting their lives further at risk by protecting voters.
Another British soldier has been killed in Helmand and has been named as 30 year old Staff Sergeant Olaf Schmid of the Royal Logistic Corps. His death brings the total number of UK military personnel killed in Afghanistan since 2001 to 224.
In Afghanistan the job of the Logistic Corps soldiers must be a complete nightmare. They are responsible for supplies reaching troops and most supplies have to be delivered via Pakistan. It's so easy for us, sitting in the comfort of home or a warm office, to forget the conditions our armed forces have to contend with in this treacherous landscape.