Interview by Jon Snow on Channel 4 News This indeed was a fascinating interview and I will put it on the Afghan thread if the text becomes available. In a nutshell. Rumour is that UK forces will be increased to take over the whole of Helmand province. If the Dutch decide not to recommit after 2009 this may encourage the Canadians to take similar actions and the landslide may start! The Brits may make up this shortfall. Snowmail: Hamid Karzai interviewed in London Last Modified: 23 Oct 2007 By: Jon Snow This is going to brief because I've got to rush out and interview president Karzai of Afghanistan who is in London. In fact you could almost stick a pin in a map and choose your leader because the Turkish prime minister and the Israeli prime minister are both here too, totally unrelated. Afghanistan is once again in the news after an American bomb attack killed 11 civilians some 30 km west of the capital. But it's in the news too because Karzai wants to talk to the Taliban (or some of them) because NATO is under pressure all over the place without enough troops to sustain what they're doing, because the drug dealers are on the march and because of the crisis next door in Pakistan. All fertile material for a fascinating interview at 7.