NO ONE TO VOTE FOR: "Helmand Afghans Want To Be Governed By Taliban" says the BBC News (in a moment Of madness?):
Top story on the BBC news tonight (30th July 2010)was from Nad-e-Ali in Afghanistan's Helmand province.
It was about the British Army's surge to clear this area of Taliban.
There was much talk about difficulties and where this new initiative falls relative to overall coalition strategy, but the astonishing part of the report came when the reporter interviewed a large group of local shopkeepers.
The reporter's voice-over reported content as the shopkeepers' spokeman delivered his opinions.
"This man says that the problems should be addressed by negotiation, not war. When I asked the group who they would like to be responsible for running this area they answered, to a man, Taliban."