Ticket photo of the week: Rambo returns to Afghanistan for Saturday's elections
Not many Americans remember that U.S. military involvement in the never-ending conflicts of Afghanistan actually began with Rambo, who almost singlehandedly ousted overwhelming Soviet forces despite their ginormous helicopter with the grinning evil guy, Rambo's own wounds and lack of a decent shirt with a pocket to hold ammo in.
But they don't forget their cinematic savior over there. Who knew he was left-handed?
This poster for Afghan parliamentary elections this weekend is for a candidate named Simin Barkazi. But the candidate obviously has a famous friend who's making an encouraging election endorsement it would be hard to refuse -- without, in the democratic spirit of that country, a larger caliber weapon.
-- Andrew Malcolm
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Photo: Raheb Homavandi / Reuters