Interesting piece in t' Sunday Telegraph today berating certain NATO countries ie Germany and other non-entities ( my choice of wording) of not contributing to the ongoing effort in Afghanistan. The German Ambassador to Britain, Wolfgang Ischinger, said that Germans had been told that "their military had done many horrible things it was hard to persuade them to get involved in another conflict". Yet the Nazi era has been all but eradicated from German schools?! Convenient excuse I suppose. To that end is NATO in danger of becoming a "hasbeen" now that certain countries don't want to commit but are still happy to benefit from the sacrifice made by those that do?