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when I saw the baby faced photo of the latest younger to be killed in Afghan I thought NO

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yellabelly Fri 08-Jul-11 10:51:33

to kids of that age being out there risking their lives.

I think we should be out now anyway.

yellabelly Fri 08-Jul-11 10:52:30

sorry...what I meant to write was "I think we should pull out NOW anyway"

oohjarWhatsit Fri 08-Jul-11 10:53:11

agree, but no one of any age should be out there risking their lives

BumWiper Fri 08-Jul-11 10:54:11

yellabelly are you from Wexford?

yellabelly Fri 08-Jul-11 10:56:11

Cameron has decided to ignore the yanks and pull out slower. Its the wrong thing to take a stand on

CogitoErgoSometimes Fri 08-Jul-11 11:06:32

He's not acting more slowly than the Americans, he's matching the reduction in the 'surge' forces. We've got a huge responsibility to leave the place in better shape than we found it & not to waste all those young lives lost by plunging it straight back into a Taliban-controlled mediaeval bloodbath.

bringmesunshine2009 Fri 08-Jul-11 11:10:42

It's outrageous. Cannon fodder for political advancement. No obvious progress in the region. Spending a fortune on a war that will not halt or hold back terrorism, many extremists are homegrown, albeit few receive training in Afganistan, but also in Pakistan.
The 'our boys' mentality REALLY pisses me off. Our boys, yes, BOYS being sent like lambs to the slaughter, ill equipped. All the political posturing about how David Cameron is so proud of the forces is such bullshit. I didn't wear a poppy this year as their promotional material featured images of Afganistan combat.

[Angry] but think the forces wives will flame me.

Thistledew Fri 08-Jul-11 11:11:28

I thought this was going to be a thread about the increased recruitment of child soldiers in Afghanistan.

Oh well. I suppose we should just leave them to get on with it. Not like we started it or anything.

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