"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen."

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

The Message Remains The Same

A year ago today I produced and posted a video, to express how I felt about the pointless war in Afghanistan following the 200th death of one of our armed forces. A year on and nothing has changed .... apart from the ever increasing loss of life which, as of today now stands at 331.

Three hundred and thirty one.

Not to mention 100's more whose lives have been irrepairably changed due to physical and/or mental injuries, causing them and their loved ones endless years of suffering.

And for what.

As I said .... the message remains the same. When is it going to stop.

1 comment:

  1. Gotty, given that govts past & present have said 'we' will have to negotiate a peace with the taliban and Karzai, and given that we're sending aid to a nuclear-powered Pakistan, which is a corrupt regime, I agree with you. For all his faults, Cameron was right about Pakistan "facing two ways". What it boils down to is that they just don't know how to get out of this mess in Afghanistan.

    One thing I know is that I'm sick & tired of tptb and the media blaming 'the people' for not supporting our troops. There is a subtle difference between supporting our Armed Forces and not supporting a war. I think previous govts and our current demography might have something to do with it.

    A shaky political deal will be done and tptb will wash their hands of it and add another million to their pension funds.


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