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 Post subject: You know it makes sense
PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2009 1:40 pm 
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James Delingpole is in The Spectator, writing about Iraq and Afghanistan. If you want the full story, he tells us ...

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2009 2:09 pm 
Have you read the review of Min of Def in today's Daily Mail? The tide is turning.


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It would have been better if he had offered HIS view what the war was about. No good pointing the finger at the politicians or army and expecting them to say. Define it for them, if you can't, then what on earth are you supporting?

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It would have been better if he had offered HIS view what the war was about. No good pointing the finger at the politicians or army and expecting them to say. Define it for them, if you can't, then what on earth are you supporting?


Once more, I do not understand exactly what it is that you are trying to point out.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2009 5:30 pm 
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How many more times do I have to read supposed experts say "it's not clear what exactly we are fighting for" or "the definition of victory is still a mystery"?

At the end of this article

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They were also of limited duration, with clear aims. The one in Afghanistan could run and run, and how are we supposed to know when we’ve won?


Come on, you tell us. Stand up and be counted. Show visionary leadership our politcos lack. Otherwise, what on earth is your business discussing the war at all?

There's a war on and absolutely nobody, not even this blog, and I've read the material here, has seriously gone beyond one-dimensional discussion of fighting methods.

There's little discussion of

* the supposed disproportionate terrorist threat from that region
* the Pashtuns, and the ethnic make-up of the Afghan state
* the Taleban Al Qaeda relationship
* the capabilities of the Afghan police and army

It's in our national interest that our troops use the right equipment but the right equipment alone won't win an aimless war.

This recent media "breakthrough" in discussion of Afghanistan is a false summit, in more than one way.

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GallimaufryandChips wrote:
Have you read the review of Min of Def in today's Daily Mail? The tide is turning.


Yes, very helpful! It does not appear to be on-line, so I'll have to type it in manually.

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therewaslight, surely Delingpole doesn't have to know the answer to make a contribution. If just commenting (on UK military problems) is all he can do, when few others are, that is a gain, surely.

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There's little discussion of
* the supposed disproportionate terrorist threat from that region
* the Pashtuns, and the ethnic make-up of the Afghan state
* the Taleban Al Qaeda relationship
* the capabilities of the Afghan police and army


Can you give us your "take" on these?

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