Afghan History Repeats Itself - "Des" MacNaghten

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  1. Des Browne on Afghanistan, 19 July 2006, in Parliament:
    from Hansard

    Sir William MacNaghten (Head of the mission to Kabul) on Afghanistan, August 1841, in a letter :
    Both Des Browne and Sir William MacNaghten were dedicated careerists who would not let the truth get in the way of their advancement. The difference is that, MacNaghten was murdered by a mob on his way to a Kabul gaol as the result of his negligence. Des Browne is sadly more likely to expire choking on a pie in the Commons tea room.