I was checking out CNN and I ran across this article about the people of Afghanistan. I found it very interesting, not to mention enlightening. I hope that when the war is finally over life is better for them over there. It sure doesn't seem like it could get any worse:
Five years after it imposed a harsh brand of Islam on Afghanistan, the Taliban remains the scourge of the world community, criticized for human rights abuses and harboring terrorists, including Osama bin Laden, the prime suspect in the Sept. 11 attack on the United States. In his spring journey to this remote nation, Mendenhall found something surprising: A willingness on the part of ordinary Afghans to resist and even defy the Taliban's iron grip on society.
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