by Herve Asquin
NIJRAB BASE, Afghanistan, March 1,
2009 (AFP) - The Afghan man lying on the examination table, his eyes
rolled back and his body emaciated, is in agony.
He breathes roughly through a pipe in
his trachea and has tubes in his stomach and bladder as well as a bulky
pins through a fractured leg.
"If he is not taken care of quickly
in intensive care, he will die in a month from dehydration and infection,"
says the head of a medical post staffed by French doctors about 50 kilometres
(30 miles) northeast of Kabul.
Fabien C., whose full name cannot be