Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Bring out Troops Now; Your Say

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Bring out Troops Now; Your Say

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SINCE the country is so short of money perhaps we could save some by bringing our troops out of Afghanistan now.

Can anyone say what our military objectives are in Afghanistan? Can anyone define when the conflict is to end or how? If those in power cannot set an objective for our troops, should we have any troops there? Is it fair to give our troops a mission and yet be unable to say what that mission is? It appears from the television news the government in Kabul have difficulty maintaining control even of the city.

The people of Afghanistan must come to their own arrangements and a system of laws and justice they wish to support maintain and subscribe to. Can we attempt to turn the clock back to 1982? Is the answer to be found in the monarchy that existed before the soviet invasion? To justify maintaining troops in Afghanistan the PM must be able to tell us what our military objectives are.

NIGEL BODDY, Darlington * * * * * FOLLOWING the United States announcing their intention to begin withdrawing its troops from Afghanistan, does anyone honestly believe that the corrupt government of President Karzai, will last very long, after all foreign troops leave his country? …

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