Aug 15 2009
The Taliban’s latest effort to win over the hearts and minds of the people of Afghanistan in time for the upcoming democratic elections:
“Bloodied and dazed Afghans wandered the street after the massive blast. Children — many of whom congregate outside the NATO gate to sell gum to Westerners, were among the wounded.”
If I may quote Abraham Lincoln, I believe the Great Emancipator would have an instinctive understanding of the basic situation in Afghanistan today:
The shepherd drives the wolf from the sheep’s throat, for which the sheep thanks the shepherd as his liberator, while the wolf denounces him for the same act, as the destroyer of liberty. Plainly the sheep and the wolf are not agreed upon a definition of the word liberty; and precisely the same difference prevails today among human creatures.