March 2, 2005

A Long Way Baby!

Reuters "news" "service" reports

KABUL (Reuters) - Afghanistan Wednesday named its first female provincial governor, a step forward in the slow political progress of women since the fall of the Taliban more than three years ago.

Three years from "be stoned to death if you are caught walking outside the house without your husband" to "provincial governor." I would call that pretty quick progress, but I am one of them polyannacons...

Hat-tip: The Corner. (And the "news" "service" joke is, of course, stolen from Taranto...)

Freedom on the March Posted by John Kranz at March 2, 2005 7:22 PM