Thursday, January 05, 2006

Hey, Look What the Americans Brought!

"Adjmal, the Americans sure brought some good stuff today"
"Yes, Waheed, the food and clothing is most welcome"
"Oh, yes, that too. But I was talking about this newspaper!"

Every two weeks we printed up a Dari/Pashto/English newspaper, in full color, named Peace. Good source for regional Afghan news and info, and a little about what the Coalition was doing too. Ironically, the main reason people wanted it, was to use as a language study tool. I remember our Information Operations Officer being asked by the Governor of Parwan Province - "Can I have 4000 copies every time you print the paper, to give to schools to use?" Considering we printed about 8,000 (at that time) for the whole country, you can imagine the look on his face. Heh.


Blogger Muslihoon said...

Kheyli khub! Amrikiyaan kaarhaa-ye khub baraaye Afghaaniyaan mikonand. Be kheyaalam khubtar az hakumat'haa-e afghaani. Sarneyze-ye amriki raa man mohabbat daaram. Barakaat-e khoda be koll-e shomaa! (Baraaye mehrbaani ghalat'haa-ye man raa bebakhsh.)

5:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You should see the looks on the IO guys faces (a cringe) every time the PEACE newspaper is mentioned in a briefing. This thing has always had High-vis. I'm always looking for copies to send home.

11:55 PM  
Blogger Major John said...

Anon - are you with the 111th ASG? Or someone else at BAF? I would love to know what is going on back there. Check my profile for AKO e-mail.

1:00 PM  

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