Friday, December 03, 2004

Tomatoes Or Tomahtoes in Afghanistan

Abdul Saboor, 37, an Afgan traffic police officer, regulates the vehicles circulation at the rushed hours in downtown Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday Dec.2, 2004. For 12 years Saboor does his duty as a traffic police officer in Kabul where he has experienced a few regimes in the past as like, Najibullah's regime, Mujahedeen's and Taliban's regimes too. But he says ' In the past regimes there wasn't so traffic jam as it is now.' Since the ousting of the Taliban over two years ago, the number of vehicles on Kabul roads increased to 350,000 in a city designed for 40,000 vehicles resulting in traffic chaos and air pollution. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)(Emphasis mine)

The above caption is word-for-word, letter-for-letter taken from the AP. Now I look at this picture and see a delightful scene. I see a man, hard at work and apparently having a rather jolly time. I see progress and economic advancement coming to a war torn country with a very chaotic history. I see a country which is desperately trying to join the 21st century.

Unfortunately, the AP does not have as optimistic a take on the scene. Instead, they see chaos and air pollution. I'm curious:

How long will it be before the moonbat environmentalists and the MSM start haranguing that Bush is destroying the environment in Afghanistan?