Friday, March 15, 2013


The UK Ministry of Defence has admitted the unthinkable: the war in Afghanistan is unwinnable:

British soldiers fighting in Afghanistan are part of a campaign that attempted to “impose an ideology foreign to the Afghan people” and was “unwinnable in military terms”, according to a damning report by the Ministry of Defence.

The internal study says that Nato forces have been unable to “establish control over the insurgents’ safe havens” or “protect the rural population”, and warns the “conditions do not exist” to guarantee the survival of the Afghan government after combat troops withdraw next year.

In other words, UK soldiers are being asked to risk their lives in pursuit of a futile goal which cannot possibly be achieved. And so are Kiwi ones. We should stop wasting our time, stop asking people to die for nothing, and bring everybody home.