When Afghanistan Was Hopeful

A memoir from Kabul about its first taste of freedom


The fall of Kabul to the Taliban is heartbreaking for all of us who love and value freedom and human rights.

The U.S. invaded Afghanistan in Oct. 2001 in order to stop Al Qaeda from another 9/11 attack. The mission, however, came to include humanitarian aid to the oppressed people. I went to Afghanistan a few times in those early years and felt so hopef…

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