Mom – Day 310
We didn’t get an opportunity to speak to Zach – we were hoping to speak to him sometime this weekend. I do know that my sister did get in touch with him but we could never get through. At least I had an opportunity to speak to Zach this week; I just wish Dal had an opportunity to speak to Zach. I think time is moving for Zach because he is out working everyday. I know that he tends to loose the date and the day of the week.
So I am always curious about Afghanistan and I want to learn more about this country. I do often ask myself, should we be in Afghanistan, why are we there, what are our goals as a Western country, and can we achieve “success”? I don’t know the answers, and I am not sure what I would do if I were in a place of power and I had to make some of these decisions. One thing, I don’t think we hear enough about on the news is this major deterrent “for success” found throughout Afghanistan – can you guess what it is? It is worth 12 times the price of gold and Afghanistan produces ~93% of the world’s demand. It is the beautiful and deadly Papaver somniferum, the Poppy. The lists of obstacles to overcome in Afghanistan are long.
Zach, I love you – Be Safe