Pessimism over Afghanistan demoralising soldiers, commanders warn Public opposition to the war in Afghanistan is demoralising troops on the front line, senior military commanders have warned. Published: 6:55AM GMT 30 Nov 2009 Lieutenant-General Sir Graeme Lamb has warned that public opposition to the war in Afghanistan is damaging troops' morale High-ranking officers, including a former commander of the SAS, have expressed deep concern that the country is in danger of "talking ourselves into a defeat" . They said there is "surprise and disappointment" among members of the forces at the constant pessimism in the UK over the conflict. A number of senior officers told The Independent that the British people are not getting a true picture of what is going on, and that any loss of public support as a result of this will have highly damaging consequences for the campaign. More www.telegraph.co.uk/ne...warn.html?