VOICE OF THE DAILY Mirror: One war too many
Des Browne insists that things are improving in Afghanistan. Yet even as the Def
ence Secretary was penning his message to Daily Mirror readers, report
me through of the loss of another soldier in Helmand Province. And Mr Browne had the sad duty yet a
gain of breaking the news to a bereaved family.
Mirror supported the 2001 decision to take military action in Af
ghanistan. We felt the world had watched from the sidelines for too long as the Taliban went about the business of returning this troubled nation to the dark ages. And after the devastation of 9/11, allowing the running sore of al-Qaeda to ferment in the hills
was no longer an option. Fast-forward six years and it is time to take a fresh look at our role in Afghanistan. Set against the context
of another, far more unpopular, far less
justified conflict the steady loss of troops in Helmand has become too much to bear. The p
ublic no longer supports the presence of British troo
ps i70023跑狗图算尾数的 n Iraq. Mr Browne must ensure more progress in Afghanistan - fast - or risk losing confidence there too.