There was a lot of noise in Kabul last night—a Presidential speech and soldiers’ applause; statements of friendship and promises; and then, a few hours later, the boom of a car bomb, gunfire, and people on the street screaming. I’ve written about President Obama’s speech over at Daily Comment today, as part of an argument for why the death of Osama bin Laden and other post-9/11 maneuvers, far from being overly politicized—the complaint of the week—have not been politicized nearly enough.
Bombs and gunfire rocked the centre of the Afghan capital Kabul near the embassy district on Tuesday, according to police officials. Roads were blocked around the US embassy and other foreign embassies, after an attack at a nearby s... Read Post
Violence marked some May Day celebrations around the world, but no revolutions reported. A car bomb rocked Kabul, hours after the President concluded a surprise visit and speech from the Bagram Air Force Base. Dharun Ravi’s lawyers ... Read Post