Or less dramatically .Just leave them alone.
That wouldn't have looked so bad if only he'd sat-up in his saddle. Could have straightened himself up, trotted in to the fort and given a Jolly:Prehaps we can extricate ourselves better than 1842 this time?
The Israelis have spent a considerable amount of time and money proving that no matter how hard and frequently you kick people they don't fall in love with you. I suppose we thought we could do better what with our regimental traditions and all.Perhaps, but in between our failed campaigns we went back and gave them a good kicking.
Was on Radio 4 news about 4 minutes agoI read a quote from def sec Ben Wallace this morning saying something like:
"The US decision to withdraw is disappointing
but we will respect it"
I've been for a dog walk since and it now appears to have been scrubbed from the internet. Can any google sleuths out there assist / certify me please?
The difference between the ANA and the British Army is only one of degree, and not kind, both being expendable, entirely dependent auxiliary forces for American imperial projects.
Clearly written by a bitter, uninformed lefty.With one excellent speech this week, Joe Biden fulfilled what Donald Trump began, and confirmed America’s withdrawal from its failing war in Afghanistan, to be completed just weeks short of its twentieth anniversary. The war was never intended to be a “multi-generational undertaking,” he...unherd.com
2 for starters:Which aspects of the article do you disagree with?
2 for starters:
"100 of the 454 British deaths in Afghanistan took place in Sangin alone, for no ultimate purpose other than making British politicians feel relevant in Washington DC. America wanted us to enter a poorly-thought out war with no clearly defined parameters for success, so we did"
How many bods did we lose in Sangin then?
What ultimate purpose do you think those deaths had?
Would our Tony have gone into Afghanistan if he wasn't hanging onto the coat tails of Bush?
"The difference between the ANA and the British Army is only one of degree, and not kind, both being expendable, entirely dependent auxiliary forces for American imperial projects"
Do you think the Americans see it any different?
They were so grateful for how we legitimised their foreign ventures they still warned us we'd be at the 'back of the line' if we voted for Brexit.
Proper gratitude, that. Not expendable at all.
Aye, we should have just stayed at home wringing our hands and not thinking about these figures eh.....
Yip, war is shit, but then so is that article (and yes, I took part and lost some very good friends along the way).