P.J. O’Rourke At The Weekly Standard Via The A & L Daily: ‘The 72-Hour Expert’

Full piece here.

O’Rourke visits and talks with some Afghans:

‘The problem in Afghanistan is really not so much land as water. It’s a dry country with ample amounts of water running through it but not to good enough effect. “We have a law to distribute water but not to manage water,” the Turkmen said. This lack of management combines with the age-old conflicts between nomads with their need for watered pastures and farmers with their need for irrigation.’

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