Friday, February 23, 2007

Free Speech in Afghanistan!!

This is from an email that I received from George today:

We had a long day here. Early this morning, the brigade moved out into positions in the city because there was a demonstration planned. Supporters of former warlords in both houses of parliament passed a law granting amnesty primarily to former members of the Mujahideen so that they cannot be prosecuted for crimes against humanity. President Karzai has not said whether or not he will approve it, and this demonstration was meant to help convince him.

The ANA were available in case there was violence that would overwhelm the Police; us Americans were given strict instructions to take a low profile and let the Afghans work out their problems. Fortunately, there was no violence and it turned out to be good sign for free speech in this country.

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