The American University of Afghanistan (AUAF) where I teach is four years old. They were planning their first graduation ceremony this spring to award a Bachelor's Degree to the one student who had made it through the past four years. Twenty-eight students enrolled in 2006 - one is graduating.
The ceremony has been cancelled. Security concerns - again. Ambassador Eikenberry was scheduled to speak. The road outside the University is torn up and traffic would have been impossible. Whatever.
The one graduate and his family will be invited to a celebratory dinner at a hotel here in town.
I wish him well and congratulate him on his perseverance.
Not much else I can say.