I haven't heard much from Afghanistan recently. That's because there is a lot of good news coming from there and that certainly doesn't fit the agenda of the mainstream media (via lgf). Chrenkoff is the place to go to for round-ups of under-reported good news both in Afghanistan and in Iraq (see bottom of right-hand sidebar for links to previous editions).
Recently a friend was saying that she is disgusted by what the Americans are doing in Iraq. This would be salutary reading.