Our man in Kabul
: Ben Hammersley files his first report from Kabul. Damn, I love having a blogger as witness; the viewpoint is fresher, more immediate, less sculpted, more human.
The contrast here between the destruction and the rebirth could not be more marked. The buildings are covered in bullet scars, the horizon is punctuated with bombed out neighbourhoods, and the runway at the airport is lined – and truly lined, like some twisted can-can troupe – with destroyed aircraft. But despite all that, every other shop in this neighbourhood is selling some form of technology. There