October 18, 2004

A little good news to start the week

Winds of Change has the latest installment of Good News From Afghanistan up. In the introduction, this caught my eye:

Peter Bergin, a veteran journalist and certainly not a George Bush cheerleader writes:

"Based on what Americans have been seeing in the news media about Afghanistan lately, there may not be many who believed President George W. Bush... when he told the United Nations that the 'Afghan people are on the path to democracy and freedom.' But then again, not many Americans know what Afghanistan was like before the American-led invasion."

Bergin recently visited the country after a few years' absence. His surprised verdict: "What we are seeing in Afghanistan is far from perfect, but it's better than so-so."

Check it out, there's lots to be optimistic about.

Posted by Ted at October 18, 2004 06:41 AM | TrackBack
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