By David Rohde
The compelling and insightful account of a New York Times reporter's abduction through the Taliban, and his wife's fight to unfastened him.
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My imprisonment in Bosnia ended safely after ten days. I am hoping our luck is as good here. One of the gunmen says something and Tahir turns to me. “They want to know your nationality,” Tahir says. I hesitate and wonder whether I should say I am Canadian. Being an American is di sastrous, but lying is worse. If the gunmen search me, they will discover my passport. If I say I’m Canadian and they later find out I’m American, I will instantly be declared a spy. “Tell them the truth,” I say to Tahir.
As I walked, I realized I had no medical or rescue skills to offer. I felt like a vulture with a notebook. A man ap peared on the street covered head to toe in dust. ” Over the next two weeks, the heroism of thousands of volunteers from New York and across the country amazed me. I found Sherry and learned she was unhurt and had run into a store. Still nagged by my sense of helplessness that morning, I considered joining the military or becoming a paramedic. Two weeks after the attack, editors asked me to go to Af ghanistan and I leapt at the chance.
When she asks me what I’m doing, I panic and respond that I am going to an interview at a ministry in Kabul. I am saving her from worrying, I again tell myself, and allowing her to sleep. I do, in fact, have an interview at a ministry, but it is scheduled for later that day—after the one-hour Taliban interview. Then I will fly to Islamabad in the late af ternoon for a week of reporting there. I tell her I will call her after I ar rive in Pakistan. “I love you,” I say. “I love you too,” she replies.
A rope and a prayer : a kidnapping from two sides by David Rohde