With the news that the 440th British soldier has died in Afghanistan, I feel I must reiterate my thoughts of 2001, before the invasion took place, that the intrusion was not worth the death of one single life, Afghan (first and foremost) or of one British soldier.
Apparently, I was wrong. Whoever the faceless people are who benefit financially from the atrocities, it is patently clear that the Queen has a lot more “sodjers” to expend for the purpose.
Of course, we are not isolated in our splendid ignorance. The Americans, for their part, have lost 2,175 servicemen, which, I suppose, is pro rata for their similarly witless indoctrination.