Diane in Afghanistan

This is a historic time for the people of Afghanistan. I am reminded of the timeless truths that have guided our nation through the past two centuries, and how those same profound words now hold such hope and promise for the new democractic nation of Afghanistan. "We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal... that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights... of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness."

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Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Huge Field Stumps for Afghan Votes

I'm currently on the ground in Frankfurt, Germany and waiting for my next flight. While taking a few minutes to check in on e-mail and news, I came across this story on the elections I'm going to be observing. I thought it important that you be aware of the conditions that those running for office in Afghanistan must face. It's a good reminder that there is more than one way for democracy to work and that there are often many unforeseen roadblocks and hurdles which must be overcome to accomplish it. The work isn't easy but the end result is worth it. The title of this article provides a link to the Chicago Tribune article (free registration may be req'd to read).

Sincerely for freedom,

Diane

5 Comments:

Blogger DunnerMeister said...

Diane,

Every event that I go to around the area mentions your trip to Afghanistan and we wish you nothing but the best on your trip. I'm looking forward to your missives from front in the war on terror.

Thanks for your service in this effort to establish a democratic and friendly country in the Middle East!

I've linked you at my blog: http://DeltaMikeCharlie.blogspot.com.

David

1:45 PM  
Blogger Paul Hirsch said...

God speed. I look forward to your first-hand reports.

2:58 PM  
Anonymous Tricia Richards said...

Diane -- Godspeed as you embark on one of the most historic events in our lifetime.


Tricia Richards

9:33 AM  
Anonymous Maria Seal said...

Diane-Thanks for taking time to let us (the vicarious bunch) experience your trip. Contrary to the old Chinese adage(how does it go:'May you live in interesting times'?); you are showing us that history can be marvelous. We pray all goes well, Sunday. Take care. Maria

1:52 PM  
Anonymous Santos Contreras said...

Diane,

Glad to hear you are alive and well. What an adventure! Looking forward to more reports of your travels or travails.

Regards, Sants Contreras

10:12 PM  

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