Chicken Little, reporting from Kabul
: Yesterday, I listen to NPR on the installation of the first democractically elected leader in the history of Afghanistan and the reporter — from the BCC, of course — ends all the good news by adding: But, Afghanistan’s people are amongst the poorest in the world. Yeah? And your point? The implication, of course, is that we shouldn’t be celebrating so fast. But, of course, we should be, for we got rid of the tyrants who made them among the poorest people in the world. I can only hope that that reporter was among the many the BBC laid off yesterday.