MISHA POZHININSKY IS PROBABLY the only website columnist who has actually killed an Afghani. He spent his youth as a soldier in the Red Army’s elite Airborne corps, and returned for the first time since the war in February of 2000 to territory held by the Northern Alliance.
My friend Cali Ruchala posed a series of questions and assertions which have appeared in the American press about the ‘War Against Terror’ from both the Left and Right. He answered via email and telephone from Moscow. This was from November, 2001. It’s fascinating to read what he had to say then as the USA prepares to pour more soldiers into Afghanistan.