The Americans sent their best military experts, the Germans their logisticians, the British their economists, while Jacques Chirac, the French President at the time, and Lionel Jospin, who was Chirac’s prime minister then, preferred to send an intellectual. Afghanistan had to be reconstructed and everyone contributed. In early 2002, BHL was sent as an envoy of the French Republic and travelled all over the country for more than two months to meet warlords, future leaders, the last Talibans who were operating in broad daylight in Kandahar and Atiq Rahimi, a young Afghan writer who had returned to the country. The outcome of this mission was a report to the French President and Prime Minister written by Bernard-Henri Lévy on France’s participation in the reconstruction of Afghanistan. The newspaper Les Nouvelles de Kaboul is the first step of that contribution.