by FOX News Radio's Courtney Kealy
The danger of driving through the streets of Kabul most often is due to traffic seemingly coming at you from every angle. We almost hit a small white donkey and its cart and then veered off onto a main street. Dust from the road and car exhaust fills the sky adding a haze to the rocky mountains dotted with makeshift houses on the horizon.
The streets teeming with cars and men often with long beards riding chinese manufactured bicycles and the occasional women in a blue burqa with multiple tiny pleats running through it that lends an almost elegance when viewed close up. Children are everywhere, knocking on car doors and pressing their eyes up against the car windows, begging on almost every block. Many are orphans or their parents are heroin addicts.
Then incongruous rainbows of colorful balloons pop up for roadside sale on the most dingiest of stretches.
While King Zahir Shah's palace on the outskirts of Kabul remains one of the bullet ridden and scarred war torn symbols of the last several decades.
FOX News Radio's Courtney Kealy sat down with Major General John Campbell, Commander of the 101st Airborne in Afghanistan...