Monday, 21 June 2010

Tragic milestone

On the day that the death of the 300th British soldier in Afghanistan is announced (total coalition casualties now top 1,800) can we please stop pretending that this war is 1) winnable 2) meritorious 3) about keeping Britain/the US/Europe/the world safe from terrorism 4) based on logic 5) sustainable 6) affordable 7) necessary 8) desirable 9) anything other than a tragic, futile loss of lives and money?

Yes, Mr Cameron, that means you.