Salon has an interview today with Robert Young Pelton today. Pelton is an author everybody should be familiar with. He’s most famous for writing the quasi-travel guide The World’s Most Dangerous Places (which I read cover to cover a few years ago) and for roaming around the world from war zone to war zone hanging out with unsavory characters of all kinds. Anyway, his take on what’s going on in Afghanistan and in the war on terror is definitely worth reading. It’s not the end all and be all, but it’s a perspective worth absorbing.