Friday, 24 July 2009
Afghanistan.......The real reason????
I read this in the Telegraph this am.
The major British offensive in Afghanistan that has led to a large loss of life and many wounded has strengthened Britain's battered relationship with America, a senior defence source has said.
And i am raging.
A section from the article and I quote
After the British military's performance in Iraq, which was criticised by a number of senior American generals, the battle by British troops to recover a significant part of Taliban territory in Operation Panther's Claw has impressed many US observers.
"It has shown that other people are making the sacrifice and sharing the burden," the senior defence source said. "American has been through their Golgotha moment and they admire a country that steps up to the plate and does the heavy lifting."
"It has struck a cord with weary American public who have seen a lot of their troops killed."
Are you serious, and it would not surprise me in the slightest that our continued presence in Afghanistan, our costs, our loss of life was to satisfy the USA and to maintain "The special relationship".
Forget that relationship..............the cost is not worth it.