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The more I think of these extra 30 000 troops trundling into Afghanistan, soon to be followed I fear by other NATO conscripts, the more I think that this is definitely the wrong thing to do. Afghanistan needs all the help it can get in terms of aid and reconstruction, yes, absolutely but I really […]

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So President Obama has decided in favour of increasing military involvement in Afghanistan. Like everyone else, I am just wondering why.  What are these unfortunate boys going to do? Sit in the desert and growl in itchy uniforms toting heavy guns? They are unlikely to impress anyone with this new inefficient show of force- except […]

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