Any report or commentary on Afghanistan which contains the words 'we need to begin to....' as the UK Parliamentary report does, is inherently worthless. Ten years into a foreign policy debacle (another one) is not the time to 'begin' to do anything. Other than withdraw and apologize, perhaps. At least the Foreign Affairs Committee commentary acknowledges the fiasco. Hague is in denial as ever.
The foreign secretary, William Hague, said the report may already be out of date. "The situation in Afghanistan is constantly changing and in some cases has moved on from the evidence given to the Foreign Affairs Committee."