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Afghanistan in 1977

Before the Russians invaded, before the civil war, and before the Taliban, Afghanistan was a very different place.

Joanne Warfield has put together a photo essay of her trip to Afghanistan 28 years ago.

The country deteriorated badly over these past decades. Hopefully the years ahead will be different, but there's a long way to go before then as the country deals with extreme poverty, massive poppy and heroin production, and entire regions under the control of warlords.

Found this one at MeFi.


At 10/24/2005 09:12:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Never mind this afganistan photo tour Scott, you need to get back the to basics of liberal blogging: drawing attention to GOP hipocrisy. Check out Kay Bailey Hutchinson's commentary this past weekend as well as during the Clinton Impeachment Trial.

On Rove:
...I think we have to remember something here. An indictment of any kind is not a guilty verdict, and I do think we have in this country the right to go to court and have due process and be innocent until proven guilty. And secondly, I certainly hope that if there is going to be an indictment that says something happened, that it is an indictment on a crime and not some perjury technicality where they couldn't indict on the crime and so they go to something just to show that their two years of investigation was not a waste of time and taxpayer dollars. So they go to something that trips someone up because they said something in the first grand jury and then maybe they found new information or they forgot something and they tried to correct that in a second grand jury.

On Clinton:

Based upon my analysis of the facts of this case and my own conclusions of law, I have concluded:

(i) The President of the United States willfully, and with intent to deceive, gave false and misleading testimony under oath with respect to material matters that were pending before the Federal grand jury on August 17, 1998, as alleged in Article I presented to the Senate. I, therefore, vote `Guilty' on Article I of the Articles of Impeachment of the President in this Proceeding.

(ii) The President of the United States engaged in a pattern of conduct, performed acts of willful deception, and told and disseminated massive falsehoods, including lies told directly to the American people, that were designed and corruptly calculated to impede, obstruct, and prevent the plaintiff in the Arkansas Federal sexual harassment case from seeking and obtaining justice in the Federal court system of the United States, and to further prevent the Federal grand jury from performing its functions and responsibilities under law, I, therefore, vote `Guilty' on Article II of the Articles of Impeachment of the President in this proceeding.

So perjury is a legal technicality for Rove, but "High Crimes and Misdemeanors" for Clinton. Ok, just checking...

There Scott, now blog on that one...

At 10/24/2005 09:15:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

WOW, that Steve Hansen sure did leave a great comment!! He's so smart...and single ladies!

At 10/24/2005 12:51:00 PM, Blogger Scott said...

Maybe if you weren't so anonymous... You've got to put your name out there Steve. If you click on "Other" you can put any name in you want without having to register with blogger.

Good points though. It looks like there will be plenty of news on that front this week.


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