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On the Road to Kandahar by Jason Burke
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Jul 18, 2007

it was ok

Burke's experiences and observations on Pakistan and Afghanistan are an enjoyable and informative read. He adds a lot of details and colour to the content of his book on Al Qaeda, so while some sections may seem similar, it's still worth checking out both. The second half of the book, on Iraq, seemed a bit too emotive and less considered overall, but it's worth sticking with it if only to read about his interview with an Iraqi militant. I don't think we'd agree too much politically, and many of his conclusions don't sit too well with me (and goodness, I wish he'd examine Britain and 'the West' more critically before making them)... but I still think he's done some important work and been through some crazy experiences that are worth a read.

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