The amount of infrastucture in Afghanistan devoted to training terrorists and supporting Islamist foreigners who lived there is truly staggering. This Observer story describes what the reporter found when he was taken on a tour of Khowst, the town where Al Qaeda members lived and trained. On 9/11, when people talked about terrorist training camps in Afghanistan, it was generally assumed that they were groups of tents out in the middle of the desert that could be relocated in no time. Clearly, that’s not the case at all. In Khowst alone, the foreigners built a hospital, a giant mosque, and several fixed compounds for training recruits to serve as soldiers in the Taliban army or to “travel” — taking the jihad overseas to attack Westerners.