Thursday, July 29, 2004

Hey, We Beat Somebody in Afghanistan! 

Osama? Opium farmers? Taliban remnants?

Naw, they're doing fine.

We managed to run off Doctor Without Borders. I think this story may have slid under the radar because AP used their actual name:

(via Boston Herald)
Medecins Sans Frontieres became the first major aid agency to quit Afghanistan since the fall of the Taliban.

The Nobel prize-winning medical relief group denounced the U.S. military's use of aid to persuade Afghans to snitch on insurgents, saying it risked turning all relief workers into targets.

The withdrawal of Medecins Sans Frontieres, which had 80 international volunteers and 1,400 Afghan staff in the country before the June attack, is the most dramatic example yet of how poor security more than two years after the fall of the Taliban is hampering the delivery of badly needed aid.

MSF, which won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1999, has been working in Afghanistan for 24 years - through a decade of Soviet occupation, a brutal civil war and the rise and fall of the repressive Taliban.

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