What about Afghanistan?

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  1. What about Afghanistan?
    The ongoing war has so far scarcely received a mention in the election campaign, despite its enormous cost and unpopularity

    Richard Norton-Taylor
    guardian.co.uk, Thursday 8 April 2010 22.30 BST

    The war in Afghanistan has so far cost £12bn. Photograph: Marco Di Lauro/Getty

    Strangely, the war in Afghanistan where British soldiers are being killed and wounded, and which is costing some £5bn a year, is not appearing anywhere on the agenda of any of the main parties.

    It has scarcely deserved a mention. Perhaps it is because the parties all agree that British troops should be fighting the insurgency there. Perhaps they find it too uncomfortable to raise it despite the cost and growing doubts about the competence of the Afghan president, Hamid Karzai.