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Military chiefs say Afghanistan ‘worth the sacrifice’

This week a couple of our military panjandrums have called in the press to opine that the war in Afghanistan is worth the loss of more than 200 British soldiers. Easy for them to say this when they know they will die comfortably of old age in their beds after a long life with a big salary and an incredibly generous pension, unlike the young men and women whom they are sending to their premature deaths.

Perhaps some of our pampered top brass would be good enough to inform us just how many more British lives they intend to waste – another 200? 500? Maybe a thousand or two? The only certainty with Afghanistan is that one day we will be forced to withdraw (like the 110,000 Russian troops) and then the Taliban will be free to do what they want.

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