Jean MacKenzieMarch 7, 2010 12:02
KABUL, Afghanistan — The Taliban are beginning to put a serious dent in my social life. The weekend was a series of broken engagements, as one friend after another bowed to safety concerns and went into lockdown.
A proposed gathering of journalists at the Gandemak, one of the most appealing bars in town, was cancelled when nobody showed up.
Dinner on Friday had to be shelved when a security firm put its foot down and refused to let my friend, bureau chief for a major American news organization, leave the house.