Now the British are leaving Sangin, many will ask what it was all for, why they went there in the first place, and what, if anything, was achieved at the terrible cost of so many brave young men and women killed and maimed. Answers will be hard to find.Replace the word 'Sangin' with 'Afghanistan' and the answers are equally hard to find.
07 July 2010
Quote of the day
From Simon Tisdall of The Guardian (here) on the decision to pull British forces out of Sangin in the Helmand valley and replace them with US troops: