Sunday, April 26, 2009

Stealing hope in Afghanistan

Phila's Friday Hope Blogging is like a sunny day after weeks of rain. This might possibily be the greatest public service on the internets and this week's post is especially good. Read it all if only to remind yourself that there are still good things that happen even with all the insanity around us lately.

I'm stealing this segment outright on the creation of Afghanistan’s first national park. Band-e-Amir is an undeveloped area "encompassing six sky-blue lakes separated by natural dams." And in a sign of the kind of foreign policy I'm looking for from my government, "key funding for the park was provided by The United States Agency for International Development (USAID)." I have to believe we'll win a whole lot more hearts and minds with this sort of outreach than we ever will with bombs.

[Graphic from here where there are a lot more shots of these beautiful lakes.]

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