Monday, April 04, 2005

Happy New Year

OpinionJournal reports Like the Grinch who stole Christmas, the Taliban once banned the popular holiday of Nowroz, the first day of the Afghan year. A few weeks ago, people all around Afghanistan got the chance to celebrate, for the fourth time in their free country, a new beginning. "The new year arrived with snows and rains. May it be full of peace and security as well," Allah Mohammad, a resident of Kabul, said, expressing a popular sentiment.

The article reports some very good news from Afganistan, including Afghanistan's first parliamentary election is scheduled to take place on Sept. 18, two of Afghanistan's most powerful northern warlords have laid down their arms to enter politics.

The author of the piece, Arthur Chrenkoff, blogged Good news from Afghanistan, Part 11

This item was also covered in blogs The Moderate Voice, PunditGuy, Dean's World, On The Third Hand, Democracy Project, Hoodathunk, Wizbang, The Fourth Rail, , Rantingprofs and you may want to check them out for comments from readers.

1 comment:

Kathy K said...

Unfortunately, a few seconds after I hit publish, this blog post will have one more comment than On the Third Hand's post does...

But that's ok... the comments really should be left on the Good News from Afghanistan post anyway. :)