From the Dept. of Forgetting Afghanistan:
US officials assure Afghanistan not forgotten; on November 3rd the proposed constitution was made public, which lays out the foundations for a titular Islamic Republic in which one-sixth of the upper legislative house - one-third of which is to be appointed by presidential dictate - will be women; UN mission says womens' lives not improving while the man who described Bin Laden as a 'guest of the people of Afghanistan' is back in Masuda Sultan's hometown and Miss Afghanistan faces possible prosecution for wearing a bikini; outgoing NATO secretary general demands more troops for mission; 28 out of 32 provinces in Afghanistan now harvest an opium crop equal to half of Afghanistan's GDP; Pentagon defense intelligence agency estimates 10-15 years for Afghanistan to become a democratic and economically viable state as CIA warns that elections may be postponed due to security situation and because "Afghans are unaccustomed to direct civic participation and could take considerable time to fully embrace democratic institutions" - though first round of elections for the loya jirga went as planned last week; the Whitehouse (which recently shot one of its own puppets) considers new plan for Iraq based on the Afghanistan model.
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