October 18, 2004
Freedom is "on the March"
Posted by Bill
Polish-Aussie blogger Arthur Chrenkoff has an amazingly comprehensive round-up of the "Good news from Afghanistan, Part 5." A tiny snippet:
RECONSTRUCTION: USAID, which since the fall of the Taliban has been a significant contributor to rebuilding of Afghanistan, lists the following brief but useful summary of the milestones on the road to a better future:
"10 million Afghans registered to vote
Admittedly, the booming "agricultural output" includes a great deal of heroin, but still - how you like them apples, Christian Parenti?
Posted by Bill at October 18, 2004 07:55 AM | TrackBack (3)
They're obvioiusly just a bunch of Republican shills organized by Karl Rove.
Posted by: Farmer Joe at October 18, 2004 10:38 AM
The Islamofascists are not making headway in Fremont. Note the "Now open 7 days" signage.
Posted by: Mrs. Davis at October 18, 2004 10:43 AM
Thanks for posting the picture! I work a couple of miles from there and I'll have to go check it out myself.
Posted by: Chrees at October 18, 2004 03:13 PM
I lived in Fremont (Warm Springs district) just a few miles south of the theater, for seven years, until shortly before 9-11-01. The Afghani community makes a big impact in the East Bay. I can't claim to have gotten familiar with a lot of individuals except to the extent of patronizing stores and restaurants, but I can say that they were invariably courteous and generous, and very obviously celebrated their country with posters and artifacts, to let every visitor know how much they missed their homes.
Posted by: David March,animator&fiddler at October 19, 2004 12:48 AM