I have consistently repeated that our mission in Afghanistan was unwise. I am sure that somewhere it was politically motivated because it could never have been about our internal security.
Anyone contemplating an invasion of Afghanistan only had to look at history to realise how difficult that would be. In my opinion that is one of the reasons that the British Army has been tied down in this impossible task and so many of the cream of the crop have lost their lives.
This loss of life continues even though it is quite clear that we are achieving nothing and will eventually have to retire from the country having achieved nothing. I am sickened every Wednesday when the PM and his opposite number read out the names of the dead and then immediately return to their political ping pong. Such a show of hypocrisy is demeaning.
We are achieving nothing and a succession of green on blue attacks illustrates that our troops cannot trust their so called 'allies' even in the safest of situations. It is a joke! Our politicians have been wrong at every level of this ridiculous venture. The people who wanted our troops occupied abroad had their wish but they have cost us much.
In my opinion any further loss of life will be fruitless. Nobody can budget for attacks from a so called ally. They don't want us, they never have and any further involvement in this country cannot be justified. We should withdraw as soon as it is possible. Let them get on with it. They always have!