CNN is at it again. I know it seems redundant to point this out, but can you imagine the NY Times conducting an interview with the Japanese Emperor to get his opinion of the War???
He won't look me in the eye, won't engage in any small talk, and looks more ill at ease than I feel.
The man in front of me is Zabiullah Mujahid -- one of two spokesmen for the Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Omar.
He is around 30, maybe a little younger, bearded, but not heavily so. He is slight but not weak and close to my height -- a little over six foot -- and meeting him is a big deal.
I've never taken meetings with Taliban officials lightly, but the stakes are getting higher these days. They kidnap reporters and worse, and just before our interview they had announced a new offensive against U.S. and NATO troops.
Higher Stakes huh? Ever walked point on patrol? Ever set up an observation post 2 miles from the Pakistan border to ambush insurgents crossing the border?
Yeah, I thought not...