Speaking of Afghanistan, this month’s issue of National Geographic (which featured an excellent article on D-Day that I mentioned previously) has an excellent first person report from a photographer from the Washington Post who spent the fall in Afghanistan documenting the Northern Alliance rout of the Taliban. The article focuses on her friendship with her interpreter, who started out as an America-hating Islamic fundamentalist, and wound up as an America-tolerating Islamic fundamentalist with a bit more understanding. Anyway, the article is a powerful bit of writing, unfortunately it’s not available online. You ought to subscribe to the magazine anyway.