Afghanistan is a country about the size of Texas. Within one 24-hour period, between August 31 and September 1, the Taliban rose to power in both. Sima Samar, Afghan former Deputy President and Minister of Affairs, and the 17-year Chair of the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights...

If you're a regular reader of this blog, you know that I am quite a few smiles short of being a jolly Pollyanna, since I've noticed that always looking on the bright side can blind you to the truth, and I also think everything happens for, hmmm, no reason whatsoever.