Even before the latest horrific report
on the impact of war on them, Afghanistan's children faced a harsh life.
The country has some of the world's highest rates of child mortality,
malnourishment, poverty and rights abuses, in a culture that values age
above all else. They grow up too fast, too hard, says a Slate profile, with photos to prove it. Again: That America will continue to add to their woes is untenable, and not the change we had in mind.