The War We Need to Win - Now Let's Be Clear about the Cost ; A Mounting Death Toll in Afghanistan Highlights the Failures in Candour across the Political Divide
McElvoy, Anne, The Evening Standard (London, England)
THE DEATH toll mounts , the flag-draped coffins come home, young faces look out from the pages of newspapers under their peaked caps and each Prime Minister's Questions session begins with its own anthem for doomed youth.
As the number of servicemen's lives lost in Afghanistan passes the levels of Iraq's fatal casualties on the British side, the question of what we are doing there and for how much longer reverberates loudly through British politics.
This war was greeted, rather oddly if you think about it, with unanimity by the three parties. For some time, there has been very little disagreement at Westminster about the correctness of committing troops to the …
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