Friday, February 20, 2004

MUST-READS: If you have some time to kill and if you trust my jugdement, than you should some solid pieces that have appeared in the Washington Post. Yes, that's right. Pamela Constable has been ordered back to Afghanistan! (She was moved to Baghdad in early January.)

Her first story was on the battle between the out-of-touch mullahs and Karzai's administration over whether performances of female singers should air on TV. Her second story was on a 14-year old boy (although he looks much older) who spent a year at Guantanamo and is now back with his faimly. Sure, he'll hate America for the rest of his life, but at least he's back with his family. Her third story, reduced to the Style section (Style?), is on everyday life in the southern province of Helmand. Mostly Taliban-free, but "far from prosperity."

She's currently looking for another teenage boy who spent time in Guantanamo and was recentely released.


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