Hardly Saving The World.
It would be unfair to lay into The Coalition at this stage but now 288 troops are dead and thousands mutilated, every day is costing ever greater suffering. Our presence in Afghanistan was always about Labours' need to hide their own dysfunctional characters' weaknesses or pander to Bliar's hubris. It is way past time to leave. How? Like every war and major conflict, high moral and justifying rhetoric is little more than propaganda to cover up greed for power and money.
We are safer at home through the efforts of our security and police forces, not through the wanton carnage in Afghanistan. Already covert talks with the Taliban are carried out along with the despicable deals done openly through offices in Kabul and elsewhere to push through, unmolested, contract completions and payments.
The West needs now to openly negotiate withdrawal with The Taliban, hand over Karzai and his crooked but very rich henchmen and get out. Let the commercial interested parties look after and pay for their own protection. What our dead and mutilated soldiers are doing is propping up Bankers and Bilderbergers for pure commercial reasons. Little different than Snotty's bailout failure for banks. Sometimes I think the Islamic way might well show greater honesty that ever our own flawed morality. The Coalition has much to redress from their dreadful legacy from Labour. This is of higher priority than most. If only to pursue the economic argument. £8 billion times five is £40 billion saved in this term. 25% of our annual deficit, let alone the human cost. Phone The Taliban now!