Monday, 13 August 2018

More British troops are being sent to Afghanistan – to appease Trump

More British troops are being sent to Afghanistan – to appease Trump | Simon Jenkins | Opinion | The Guardian
Yet not one British politician – Conservative or Labour – can bring themselves to challenge Britain’s continued involvement in this war; including this month’s doubling of troop numbers. All are afflicted with that old post-imperial tic, wanting to punch above their weight, set the world to rights, not seem weak in public? Afghanistan is not a defence policy, it is a rash, a virus, a disease of misused power.

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