Robert Grenier has a distinct place in modern history. He was CIA’s station chief in Islamabad at the eve of 9/11. Ten days later he received a call from the then CIA Director, George Tennet, who asked him to draw a War Plan for Afghanistan. This is what he describes in book, ’88 Days to Kandahar’. Grenier along with the ISI leadership was instrumental in selecting Hamid Karzai as America’s point man and first Chief Executive of a post-Taliban Afghanistan. Moeed Pirzada interviewed Grenier when he was back in Islamabad on the invitation of Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI) in March 2016.