Years ago it was easy; all the pink bits on the map and the ports dotted around the world linking it all together gave us a reason to defend our corner. Today we seem to be ricocheting from one war zone to another without any coherent strategic thought behind our intervention. What exactly are we doing in Iraq and Afghanistan? Our government, apart from quoting the mantra, Its war on terrorism, cant really explain our involvement at a strategic level. So whats in it for us? We arent defending an empire, we arent defending Great Britain, and we arent preventing attacks on our home-land, all we seem to be doing is to antagonise everyone we come into contact with. It just doesnt make strategic sense. ps: Dont mention Oil. USA, Russia, Venezuela, Nigeria, etc., etc., have enough for our small needs.