One of the many people I met in Afghanistan, a famous General Wardak, W-a-r-d-a-k. He is the new defense minister there, but he led the mujahideen insurgency against the Russians and defeated them in the 1980s. I had a long dinner at his home one of these nights, and he was quite a fount of knowledge about things. In fact, if people say, “What was the most memorable thing about your trip to Afghanistan?” try this. I haven’t seen the CBS Evening News with Dan Rather in it’s gotta be ten years. So I go to Afghanistan; I go to dinner at General Wardak’s house and at the close of dinner right before anybody has to leave. He says, “Sit down.” There are about 30 of us there. “I want you to see something.” He puts in a videotape, and it’s Dan Rather. So I leave America. I travel halfway around the world to Afghanistan; I’m having dinner at General Wardak’s house and I’m watching Dan Rather! He was doing a three-part report on the Afghan mujahideen defeating the Russians. Two of the reports were very pro-mujahideen. The third report gagged me. It was a piece of sympathy for Russian soldiers, and you would have thought from this third report that the mujahideen of Afghanistan had invaded Russia and these poor Russians were about to never go home to their parents again rather than it being the other way around.
But after that, I said, “Okay, I’ve got some questions for you. How did this happen? How were you able to defeat the