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December 10, 2004

CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER WONDERS why events in Afghanistan haven't gotten more attention:

Afghanistan is the first graduate of the Bush Doctrine of spreading democracy in rather hostile places. A success so remarkable and an end so improbable merits at least a moment of celebration.

Indeed. Then there's this:

KABUL: The US-led military in Afghanistan said on Wednesday that it had been contacted by Taliban members willing to lay down their weapons following an arms-for-amnesty offer by the US envoy to the country.

Seems like good news to me.