Afghan pay-off

What is it with Gordon Brown that he engineers a joint scheme with Afghan president Hamid Karzai to pay off the Taleban fighters to stop blowing up our troops, almost on a weekly basis, to become "nice guys" and switch sides (your report, 29 January)?

What Mr Brown should do is get our fighting men and women out of Afghanistan now and not later, and leave Mr Karzai the hopeless task of sorting out the murderers.


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Bridlington, East Yorkshire