Huck Finn

scrittori e scritture; libri e riviste; racconti e raccontati

8.11.01

The New York Review of Books: With the Northern Alliance Khoja Bahaudin, northern Afghanistan - A few weeks ago President George W. Bush said something to the effect that he didn't want to fire off $2 million missiles to hit $10 tents in Afghanistan. Well, I think he said that, but I can't check, because now I am living in a $10 tent in northern Afghanistan. There is no electricity, no clean water, no paved roads, not much food, and it is only the aid agencies that are staving off famine here. In this part of opposition-controlled northern Afghanistan, close to the border with the former Soviet republic of Tajikistan, it has barely rained for three years and choking dust swirls everywhere, entering every pore. - By Tim Judah