After The Takeaway: Celeste Reflects on the Assassination of the Mayor of Kandahar

Wednesday, July 27, 2011 - 08:03 PM

A Soldier stands against the Afghan skyline in the Kandahar province of Afghanistan, Nov. 26, 2009. (Air Force Tech. Sgt. Francisco V. Govea II)

After The Takeaway this morning, Host Celeste Headlee looks beyond current politics in Washington to bring our attention to another important story: the assassination of Ghulam Haidar Hameedi, the mayor of Kandahar. The death of Hameedi, who was killed by a suicide bomber with a bomb hidden in his turban, marks the third high-profile assassination in Kandahar in less than a month. Celeste reflects on the nature of public service and Hameedi's choice to leave the United States, where he worked as an accountant for 30 years, to return to Afghanistan to serve his country.


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