quinta-feira, 24 de junho de 2010
BBC Blog Network "Should UK troops leave Afghanistan?" - open question?
I hope the BBC is not suggesting British troops should leave Afghanistan because another numeric milestone has been hit.
While the blood and treasure price of any military conflict is by no means subsidiary the ultimate question remains unanswered.
What is the main objective of this campaign and when will it be considered achieved?
Answers have been provided on different platforms by different politicians and military staff.
However, there appears to be a huge question mark hanging over Afghanistan regarding whether or not this war is at all winnable on any of the relevant measures.
A point in time will be reached when a final decision will have to be made on the substantive issue.
Unless, of course, it is already acknowledged that the war waged there is the first line of Western defense against international terrorism.
In such a case the burden of Afghanistan will have to be carried for the foreseeable future.
With every misery and death it entails.