The Question and Answer section for A Thousand Splendid Suns is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
I don't think he agrees with the Soviet invasion.
Mariam discovers that she is pregnant, and Rasheed is very obvious about his preference for a boy. Rasheed is genuinely happy about the pregnancy and already loves the unborn baby intensely. Most men in that culture and many other cultures want...
From the text:
This was her nickname for Laila, Revolutionary Girl, because she'd been born the night of the April coup of 1978-except Khala Rangmaal became angry if anyone in her class used the wordcoup.