Monday, June 14, 2010
Many many folks have ridiculed the NYTimes "scoop" about mineral finds in Afghanistan. Be that as it may, it was still news to me. And seeing as I have long been worried about the ability of Afghanistan to function without billions in foreign aid every year, it's still good news. Many are worried about it become a kleptocracy or falling into the trap that Bolivia did. Or possibly being unable to develop the resources to mine them. My answer to that is: would it really be worse than what the country is now? At least someone will have money that didn't come from growing poppies.