Voice from the Commonwealth
Commentary, World Views and Occasional Rants from a small 'l' libertarian in Massachussetts

"If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest for freedom, go home and leave us in peace. We seek not your council nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen." - Samuel Adams

Thursday, January 23, 2003

Afghanistan is a better place for the folks of Kabul's bird bazaar, too, since the Taliban were tossed out. (Thanks to America)

One old man, Baba Qadir, has been selling songbirds here for many years. He says that business is much better than when the Taleban were in power. "The Taleban used to come here and create problems for us," he says. "They'd tell us to close our shops. This is how I make my living, but they would tell us to go and do something else."

Another shopkeeper says the bazaar is much busier than even a few months ago. "A lot of refugees have come back, so that's making more business for us."

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