Jason Elliot on Traveling in Afghanistan

September 23, 2001

English journalist Jason Elliot wrote “An Unexpected Light: Travels in Afghanistan” about his time there  during the Soviet occupation and subsequent civil war. He tells Steve Paulson that Afghans are proud and pious people who still suffer from the aftermath of a decade of war.  They despise Osama Bin Laden and the Taliban regime, and deserve better than some of the harsh rhetoric they’re getting from the outside world.