Just as some nuts are inclined to believe that a missile took down the Pentagon and President Bush orchestrated 9/11 (yet was the dumbest president in history), Foreign Policy filed the photo essay Once Upon a Time in Afghanistan. . . which is bound to create some doubters.
Industry, education, medicine, textiles, public transportation, music. It seems like an impossible past for the city of Kabul. The older Afghans assure us that this is the way in was (at least in Kabul) and books and movies like The Kite Runner attest to the same.
It’s a good story that gives hope that Afghanistan can climb its way out of the middle ages again–even if it requires a moon shot.