Brown and Obama are BOTH cowards. Mentally, physically and financially, they are failures and cowards.
Gordon Brown no longer wants (never did) to fund the armed forces, and we can't win until he does. Obama is the same, and they've both been told by their respective armed forces bosses that they either front the money and do it properly, or get known as the tw@ts who lost the latest Afghan war.
So, instead of doing the right thing, and getting everyone a bit of a result from the cost in lives and limbs, they are both bailing out. At least they haven't called it a victory yet, but it may yet happen.
At least they had the excuse that they were invited in by the communist government of Afghanistan at the time! It was the west's not so covert support in arms & equipment that put the final nail in their coffin!
Its our own useless politicians that are losing it this time, by doing the reverse, ie. NOT supplying sufficient troops or the right tools to do the job!
I knew we were skint, when it is all over I liarbour will be able to merge all the units of the Army in to one uber formation called the Enginfartyreccarmdchute Regt, therby saving ten sqwillion euros and safeguarding the future welfare of all the Afgan immigrants to the Uk who are not doing so well under the new improved Afgan security forces. Cynical you bet!
I think most Afghans would regard Afghanistan as their home anyway, and they haven't laid down their arms in recorded history. If you believe you can change either equation with a few extra quid, a few more men and a few more months, the best of British luck.
In any case, if everybody in the 'Ghan joined the Southern Baptists and the Rotary Club tomorrow it wouldn't make the slightest dent on Al-Qa'ida's ability to keep going. By now they've probably got an active sub-branch in Market Harborough and the US equivalent, Buffalo Droppings, Nebraska.