This simple soul posits that were we not there we would not be seeking unattainable solutions...but we are
there unfortunately, though we should not be. The most sensible solution is to say sorry, wrong house, and get out.
Whatever his shortcomings, Fox is, like his predecessors, between a rock & a hard place (less so than the poor squaddies increasingly maimed & slaughtered on a daily & increasing basis)...Knows that we cannot win, knows that we will be forced out eventually if we do not leave voluntarily...and in describing the area as 13th. century pretty well voiced the views of many here.
Whatever the interests & machinations of India are in the area, I am totally unqualified to comment...but by no stretch of the imagination can I agree that Muslim Pakistan can be considered as an ally.
To summarise, my views on our presence are well-known...we are not saving lives by being there...if certain groups in Afghanistan are causing us problems in our own country, then we (sorry, the Americans) have the technology & means to deal with it without putting a foot on the ground. If India & Pakistan wish to persist in quarreling then let them get on with it...but one thing is for sure: were it not for militant Islam there would be no discussion.
I am 100% sure that the extremely knowledgable Prashant
follows all threads on EUReferendum including this one. And I am also 100% sure that we would appreciate his take on the subject...put your fear of hurting the poor British to one side, Prashant, and give us both your barrels