The Manas Transit Center Freedom Cake

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by Joshua Foust on 9/12/2011

Because why not? Anyway, soon-to-be-replaced Kyrgyz interim president Roza Otunbayeva commemorated the September 11 attacks with some U.S. soldiers at the air base. Part of her statement is below:

“There is no doubt that the 10-year existence of the Transit Center considerably contributed in strengthening the security in Afghanistan and region as a whole. I can state with confidence that Kyrgyzstan of 2011 is much stronger than Kyrgyzstan of 2001, both in terms of state and in terms of people. Despite the fact there are still many challenges and threats in the future we have to overcome, we know that we are not alone and we are full of optimism.”

Me? I just want some delicious 9/11 freedom cake.

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Joshua Foust is a Fellow at the American Security Project and the author of Afghanistan Journal: Selections from His research focuses primarily on Central and South Asia. Joshua is a correspondent for The Atlantic and a columnist for PBS Need to Know. Joshua appears regularly on the BBC World News, Aljazeera, and international public radio. Joshua's writing has appeared in the Columbia Journalism Review, Foreign Policy’s AfPak Channel, the New York Times, Reuters, and the Christian Science Monitor. Follow him on twitter: @joshuafoust

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