Monday, 27 July 2009
Thats what Field Marshal Haig Said As Well
Gordon Brown has signalled the end of the Pathers Claw Offensive
Mr Brown insisted that the mission had not been "in vain" despite the deaths of 20 British troops over the past month.
"The efforts of our troops in Helmand have been nothing short of heroic," Mr Brown told the Evening Standard. "There has been a tragic human cost. But this has not been in vain."
Mr Brown said it was now time to "commemorate" the British troops who have died in Afghanistan.
Do we hold the ground that has been fought over ? or have UK Landforces pulled back to the bases allowing the Afghans to retake the ground.
What are our war aims (Not the old one about 'not firing a shot')
What are our extraction goals
The truth is that we have to talk to the Taliban, and they will share power in the Afghan Government. Milliband has admitted that.
Before anybody goes and starts any more wars of agression in somebody elses country, get them to read a few History Books about previous wars fought there from Alexander through to the Raj, through to the Russian occupation.
Stop the killing and start the talking.