policy to Afghanistan, Tajikistan, and Iran


To express my Afghanistan, Tajikistan, and Iran policy I have some Persian calligraphy I discovered in Kabul.  It is four lines from a poem by Mawlana Jalaluddin Rumi al Balkhi, commonly known in the West as Rumi.


از محبت خارها گل میشود

وز محبت سرکه ها مل میشود

از محبت نار نوری میشود

وز محبت دیو حوری میشود


My translation is:


With love thorns become a rose

With love vinegar becomes honey

With love fire becomes light

With love a demoness becomes a heavenly angel.