For years, Rachel Maddow has expressed her lack of enthusiasm for the war in Afghanistan. And now she’s seeing its effects up close.
In this video, you’ll see her dressed in a headscarf, walking through a market in Kabul, getting the lowdown on what it’s like to live there.
Since the war began, Kabul has grown from a population of about one million to four – five million. But why? We often think of Afghanistan as a narco-state. But the truth is, the estimated income of $100 million in drug money pales in comparison to Afghanistan’s biggest industry — the war. We spend $5.5 billion per month on the war and that’s what draws people to Kabul.
If you are a Rachel Maddow fan, you’ll really enjoy this clip.
Photo credit: thanks to las valley 702 via flickr