Saturday, 18 October 2008

Spot the ball - Afghan version

Coalition HQ in Afghanistan has announced that they have killed a man suspected of being the number 2 of the AQ group. So - other than settling accounts for what he may have done in the past - what difference do they expect from this elimination?Yesterday's number three will get down the regimental tailor to have his rank badges updated and will be back as a new number two. The madness will continue. There will be no consideration as to whether the fight is worth carrying on - he has already dedicated his life to the struggle and would doubtless welcome being a martyr in due course. Our troops, on the other hand, all expect to come home safe and sound. The game is not worth it.

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