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And, yes, I DO take it personally: Some thoughts on Afghanistan from Qall e-Fatullah
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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Some thoughts on Afghanistan from Qall e-Fatullah


take a look at this... real news editor paul jay talks with former cia analyst ray mcgovern about the u.s. machinations that led up to the mess that characterizes our current involvement in afghanistan... it seems that we - the u.s. - have this annoying proclivity for repeatedly shooting ourselves in the foot (or, more accurately, shooting ourselves AND everyone else involved as well) in our geopolitical power games...

i can't tell you how much fun it is to sit here in the qall e-fatullah neighborhood of the northwest quadrant of kabul and be able to absorb these kinds of perspectives from a ground level, and i'm not being snarky here... i indeed feel privileged to get to see some of this stuff first-hand...

i have to add that, for those of you who might think all is totally horrible here, it's not... there's a bunch of neighborhood kids playing a pick-up soccer game in the street right below my window... life has this interesting way of going on, no matter how badly some of us might try to totally screw it up...

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