Afghanistan

by Caroline on Crack, via flickr

Dear America: Moderate Muslims Exist

And they love bacon, booze, and cookies and cream.

Killing the Buddha

Very Special Forces

American political journalists tends to pooh-pooh generals on the way out and coo over them on the way in, much the same way business journalists persuade themselves that one Harvard MBA at the head of a company will somehow be different than the last Harvard MBA. So it’s gone with Obama’s new “Afpak” commander, Lt.…

Some taller than the Statue of Liberty, stone Buddhas have stood watch over the Bamiyan Valley for over 1500 years.

Taliban Kills Buddha

Islam takes on Buddhism in Afghanistan. A nervous art world attempts to referee. Buddha laughs.