The utter futility of the continued US presence in Afghanistan becomes more apparent by the day;
“The U.S. suffered a major blow in Afghanistan as President Hamid Karzai made a surprise demand that the American-led coalition pull its troops from villages back to bases, opening a new rift that threatens the U.S. strategy in the country.”
Here’s a suggestion. Oblige Karzai but make it even better – pull back troops to the US! The miserable apology for a Government that Karzai leads is not worth ONE single US or UK life. I was an enthusiastic supporter of the mission to Afghanistan to topple the Taliban and kill Al Queda. I remain clear that was the right thing to do. But mission creep and a complete lack of clear war aims has turned this into a farce. It is time to go, in God’s name and go now.