Thursday, September 15, 2005

Afganistan

The Economist has an article on the upcoming election in Afganistan and the improvement in that country since the ousting of the Taliban. I was amazed by the all fronts war the US waged after Sept 11th in that nation; bribery, special ops, air support, local militia integration. It was a piece of work which has been written about much more eloquently by many more people than me. I am even more amazed by the progres in that nation (the number of girls back in school being one example). There is still a long way to go before Afganistan can be considered stable, but the groundwork is there. I find it most encouraging that reporters can cover news of sides disagreeing and hoping to win more votes, to have more seats in a parliament, to solve problems through a political process rather than with a gun.

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