Prime Minister comments on UK forces in Afghanistan in the Sun newspaper today

#2
Is this the link you meant to include? Must try better ...

Mr Cameron told how the war against the Taliban - and the sacrifices of our brave troops - preyed on his mind.

He said: "Afghanistan is what keeps me up at night - making sure that we succeed.

"Obviously the most difficult and the biggest responsibility is the fact that we have troops in Afghanistan risking their lives on a daily basis.

"Tragically we have lost quite a number since I have become Prime Minister.

"All the time I am asking, 'Are we doing the right thing, are we protecting our forces in the right way, have they got the right equipment, are we helping their families?'

"That is a really huge weight and a burden that you have got to discharge in the right way." He admitted that being Prime Minister was a job he found "very daunting".
 
#3
Pity no-one asked him what he thought the impact on "our brave troops" and "have they got the right equipment" would be if the Trident replacement is to be funded out of the MoD budget.....
 
#4
Thank god David Cameron cares so much about the troops. I'm sure cutting armour by 40%, helicopters by 20%, reducing personnel levels, etc when they're already over-stretched and under-equipped is really going to help them.
 
#5
If he needs to know if it is worth while why not ask the British public , there is to be a referendum on the voting system we use , why not include on the same form the question "should our troops be in Afghanistan ?" If the answer is over 50% NO then start pulling out as soon as the votes are counted
 
#6
If he needs to know if it is worth while why not ask the British public , there is to be a referendum on the voting system we use , why not include on the same form the question "should our troops be in Afghanistan ?" If the answer is over 50% NO then start pulling out as soon as the votes are counted


That could set quite a dangerous precedant though.
 
#7
because the public vote whatever way The Sun tells it to vote.
 
#8
Instead of asking the Great British Public to vote 'yes or no' to the question of 'should our troops be in Afghanistan?' why not ask the troops 'should we be out in Afghanistan?', seems fair, although somewhat overly democratic?
 

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