Friday, August 25, 2006

News of Afghanistan XVIII

Or should I say News of Afghanistan

Either way, here we go!

As usual, the daily round up. Unfortunately, it's mostly fighting.

So just where is Afghanistan, along the road to democracy?

U.S. Army 1st Lt. Stacie Hill, left, and 1st Lt. Teah Paulino hand shoes to an Afghan girl during a humanitarian civil aid program hosted by Republic of Korea military personnel with 924th Medical Support Group on Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan. (Photo by Cpl. Bertha A. Flores)

Talib prefer War, War to Jaw, Jaw.

That is a heck of a corridor!

Afghan army soldiers take up position during an exercise in Kabul August 24, 2006. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

Hurrah! Double Hurrah!

Boo! Ungood. Plus Ungood. Double Plus Ungood.

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Let us hope this helps.

This probably won't be helpful.

Ooh - don't forget to look here, and pick something up, will you please?

This weeks News and Information source: Sharq

2 Comments:

Blogger haji-o-matic said...

HOM is confused.

RECORD poppy production.
SEVERE drought.
(HOM can attest to the drought part. Been in Kandahar for 8+ weeks and no rain. Heck...no dew on the ground in the morning...EVER)
How does this stuff grow?

11:49 PM  
Blogger Major John said...

HOM - the problem is that poppy handles dry weather quite well. Up in Parwan and Kapisa, in 2005 the excellent rains meant that poppy got put aside for more, uh, legal crops. But when it's dry - the farmers turn to poppy becuase it beats starving...

12:05 PM  

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