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Afghan - blank cheque or not?

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From the Times..

Doubts over Blair's 'blank cheque' to defeat the Taleban
By Philip Webster, Michael Evans and David Charter

THE hard-pressed British forces in Afghanistan were told by Tony Blair and Gordon Brown yesterday that they could have “anything they need” to defeat the Taleban.

Mr Blair and Treasury officials intervened yesterday after military figures suggested that spending in Afghanistan had been limited to £1 billion over three years by Des Browne, now the Defence Secretary but formerly Chief Secretary to the Treasury.
 
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hansvonhealing said:
From the Times..

Doubts over Blair's 'blank cheque' to defeat the Taleban
By Philip Webster, Michael Evans and David Charter

THE hard-pressed British forces in Afghanistan were told by Tony Blair and Gordon Brown yesterday that they could have “anything they need” to defeat the Taleban.

Mr Blair and Treasury officials intervened yesterday after military figures suggested that spending in Afghanistan had been limited to £1 billion over three years by Des Browne, now the Defence Secretary but formerly Chief Secretary to the Treasury.
Dear Tony,

Could we all please have a one-way ticket out of here.

Thanks very much.

Yours,

General M
 

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