Air Force One

“Don’t leave the hotel without a secret service escort,” a worried woman from the State Department told me. “It’s dangerous out there!”

I snuck out like a truant schoolboy with my friend Alec Russell, who then worked for the Telegraph. We braved the bombers, kidnappers and assorted enemies of freedom to find carpets and kebabs and came back to the hotel in one piece.

via BBC NEWS | Programmes | World News America | Washington diary: On Air Force One.

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