A heartbreaking voice from the grave.
Tom Little was an optometrist who was among 10 members of a medical aid group found shot to death in Afghanistan on Friday by suspected Taliban members.
Little was profiled in a May 2003 report from NPR’s Michael Sullivan.
“It seemed dishonest and shameful,” Little said when he was asked why he didn’t leave Afghanistan . The interview was far from an embracing of the U.S. role there.
He’ll be buried in Afghanistan.
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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