I really do keep abreast of current affairs, but this war is a nonsense isn't it really ? I always use the quote CUI BONO ? For me, it has to do with the massive heroin crops. Are our lads being used to protect the exportation of heroin by the CIA ? Don't forget that we ourselves fought the Opium wars, twice. Our lads were sent in to protect the diamond and gold owners in South Africa circa 1900. We nowadays seem to follow the USA like a poodle. The CIA have got a bit of a reputation for drugs. Are we being used for drugs ? The taliban hate drugs and used to hang the drug people.