Dec 13 2009
In contrast to the “All-Detainees, All the Time” coverage in Canada’s mainstream media, here’s some good news from the front, via the Torch:
The Afghan army assumed more responsibility for security in Kandahar City and surrounding villages, where Canadian troops train and mentor Afghan soldiers.
Seven more schools were built under Canada’s supervision, bringing the total number completed to 12, with another 21 under construction.
More than 880,000 children were vaccinated against polio [in September alone, in Kandahar and two other provinces].
More than 500 Afghans in key districts of Kandahar had received microfinance loans [in the quarter covered], already exceeding the program target.
Notes on a Non-Scandal