Thursday, June 12, 2008

What I Saw in Afghanistan -- By LAURA BUSH

Wall Street Journal, This week has been a study in contrasts. On Sunday, I was in one of the most remote areas of Afghanistan – where unpaved roads are lined by tin-roofed shanties, and most people live without running water or electricity.

Today's conference is an opportunity for governments and the private sector to do more. It is important – and smart – for the world to invest in Afghanistan. Americans learned on a clear September morning that misery and oppression half a world away can manifest themselves on the next block. That lesson has been retaught in the years since, in cities from Jakarta to London to Madrid. Forums :: View topic - What I Saw in Afghanistan


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