Afghanistan has a population of somewhere around 28 million people. From what I can gather, these people don’t very much anticipate Americans becoming a permanent fixture. Everyone is hedging their bets. Typically, a good chunk of the money that finds its way to the Taliban is siphoned from U.S.-funded construction projects. The country, geographically drawn up as it is, makes little sense, but it is of great concern to Pakistan, India and, for now, the United States.
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Part 1: Bread and Water — More pictures added on 2009-10-02
Part 2-X: (work in progress)